Dawn of Midi
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Dawn of Midi

Brooklyn, New York, United States | INDIE

Brooklyn, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Jazz Avant-garde


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"DoM on All About Jazz"

"...a remarkably cohesive design. It's as if the Bill Evans Trio was transmogrified into that of Veryan Weston's or by some temporal trick Erik Satie joined forces with Kent Carter and Roger Turner. All of this name-dropping aside, the trio sounds wholly like itself."

- All About Jazz

"DoM in Time Out NY"

"There's no question that jazz has become a global language, and Dawn of Midi offers the proof."

- Time Out New York - Time Out New York

"DoM in DownBeat"

"...the trio moves organically with a constant focus on shaping the sound - a sound that is alternately crystalline and opaque." - DownBeat Magazine

"Mark Dresser on DoM"

"Improvisationally gifted musicians with chemistry, the cats can play."

- Mark Dresser - DOM

"DoM in Improjazz"

"Un vraiment beau disque, une sorte de maîtrise tranquille..."

("A truly beautiful album, a sort of tranquil mastery...")

- Noël Tachet, ImproJazz Magazine - ImproJazz Magazine

"Spex Editor on DoM"

"...entfesseltesten, sehnsüchtigsten, melancholischsten Freejazz, den er seit Jahren gehört hatte. "

("...the most unleashed, most longing, melancholic free jazz [I've] heard in years.")

- Max Dax, Editor in Chief, Spex Magazine (Germany) - Max Dax (Editor of Spex Magazine)

"DoM in Point of Departure"

"Dawn of Midi are storytellers, though unconventional ones, creating their own plots out of wisps of smoke and the musical substance at hand, in the moment."

- Art Lange, Point of Departure - Point Departure

"DoM on Free Jazz"

"...it's a sheer delight from beginning to end. Wonderful free lyricism and suspense at the same time...Dawn of Midi is something else."

- Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz - Free Jazz

"DoM on The Milk Factory"

"Channeling the strength of three very gifted musicians into a series of hypnotic pieces, First is a terrifically successful and enchanting debut release from Dawn of Midi, and one that shows improvised music at its most fascinating."

- The Milk Factory - The Milk Factory

"DoM on Ragazzi"

"...an extraordinarily subtle sound architecture....A remarkable band, a remarkable album that not only fans of the improvisation scene will take to heart."

- Volkmar Mantei, Ragazzi Music - Ragazzi Music

"DoM on Vital Weekly"

"They take you on a mysterious and hypnotizing journey...fantastic...it is a joy to listen to this album. "

- DM, Vital Weekly - Vital Weekly

"DoM on Data Transmission UK"

"Experimental and challenging freeform jazzy gear, from an trio of international virtuosos."

- Data Transmission UK - Data Transmission UK


Dawn of Midi - First
CAT. #: ALP-048 CD

Dawn of Midi - A Way With Words
Wiretapper 24 Compilation CD
The Wire

Dawn of Midi - The Far Seam
Accretions 25th Anniversary Compilation



Dawn of Midi is a collective made up of Pakistani percussionist Qasim Naqvi, Indian contrabassist Aakaash Israni and Moroccan pianist Amino Belyamani. Creating a bold face on the notion of idiosyncratic music, Dawn of Midi blends together the sentiments of many musical worlds. In this age of modern improvisation where the distinctions between musical normatives are blurred, DOM’s thematic and timbral approach is reminiscent of many genres bound in one simultaneous moment.

DoM's sound-world is one of effortless juxtaposition; from the harmonic language of Debussy to the clammer and rattle of extended techniques evoking Cage’s piano preparations. In the global art music setting, one can sense a paradigm shift that veers towards an appreciation of timbre, color, and the silences that frame a musical offering. This new sensibility is immediately recognizable within DoM’s language. Dawn of Midi is creating a sound that connects with people who are unfamiliar with improvised music as well as highly adept listeners of more eclectic musical stylings.