Rough Trade Records
Exhale that baited breath: the midi’s album has landed! It’s a tumbling, maniacal, joyride of spiky angles, jiggering riffs, and explosive rhythms that shift into unexpected tempos – in short, an absolute delight.
A musical unit that’s constantly in a state of flux and development, Black Midi have a dynamic energy, playing five-hour jams that sometimes yield a riff that then becomes a few bars of a song. As anyone who’s been lucky enough to catch black midi live over recent months will testify, their songs are slippery creatures. “Schlagenheim isn’t the sound of a band here to save guitar music; just four guys with tons of potential doing things entirely on their own terms.” 8/10 – Loud and Quiet
- Near DT, MI
- Of Schlagenheim
- Years Ago