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Dawn of Midi

Listenable and insane. That’s the sound Dawn of Midi spent years shaping, culminating in their most mesmerizing work yet: Dysnomia.

In many ways, it’s the first record that truly reflects the trio’s critically acclaimed live show, a test of endurance and trust that involves bassist Aakaash Israni, pianist Amino Belyamani and percussionist Qasim Naqvi performing their compositions note-for-note without ever appearing the least bit predictable. If anything, Dawn of Midi’s sets are as red-blooded and rhythmic as a seamlessly mixed DJ set, casting spells on crowds in the same way the group’s favorite experimental and electronic acts have for decades.

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“Cannot urge you more strongly: go see Dawn of Midi” – Sasha Frere-Jones, The New Yorker

“An unplugged translation of contemporary electronica…state-of-the-art.” – Time Out NY

“Seriously never seen anything like these guys.” – Jad Abumrad, Radiolab

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Maureen Choi Maureen Choi
violin
Miss French Miss French
vocalist
Tommy Smith Tommy Smith
sax, tenor
Leigh Pilzer Leigh Pilzer
sax, baritone
Tony Adamo Tony Adamo
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Kirk MacDonald Kirk MacDonald
saxophone
Ferit Odman Ferit Odman
drums
Behn Gillece Behn Gillece
vibraphone
Fernanda Cunha Fernanda Cunha
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Sal La Rocca Sal La Rocca
bass, acoustic
Ken Field Ken Field
sax, alto
Norman David Norman David
sax, soprano

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