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Dawn of Midi is an American acoustic ensemble from Brooklyn. The group is composed of bassist Aakaash Israni, pianist Amino Belyamani and drummer Qasim Naqvi. The group formed in 2007 in Los Angeles.
Though they consist of the same instrumentation used in traditional jazz piano trios, they “torture their instruments by playing as few notes as humanly possible. They write barely-there melodies that chase their own tails. They establish mercurial rhythms that are confusingly simple — three humans dovetailing instrumental loops into thousands of subtly different permutations. It sounds close to an acoustic Beak> session playing a Steve Reich composition, though even closer to something totally unprecedented”.

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” Something totally unprecedented ” - Pitchfork

” Sounds like something completely different ” - NPR

” 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

” It sounds like nothing else right now ” - The Guardian

” a mysterious, vital sound with a pull all its own ” - Los Angeles Times

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