Dawn of Midi
Dawn of Midi is a collective made up of Pakistani percussionist Qasim Naqvi, Indian contrabassist Aakaash Israni and Moroccan pianist Amino Belyamani. This jagged, lyrical, explosive and sometimes silent debut recording resonates within the contours of many musical fronts. As a purely improvised work of complete takes, First is a testament to the power of pure acoustic music: the timbral possibilities of wood and metal and the enchanted course of spontaneous composition, from thought to action to air and silence. Captured in pristine fidelity by recording engineer and audio-didact Steve Rusch, Dawn of Midi's debut recording is a beautifully warped example of what a piano trio can do.
Dawn of Midi makes Top 3 in About.com's "Best Piano Albums of the Year"