black midi is not just a hype, for several months, I promise a bright future for this new English band. The four musicians have risen with ridiculous ease to the rank of the most exciting band of the UK underground scene, claiming their outsider status by an incredible stage presence. Everything starts with a live recorded in the studios of the KEXP radio. They become the ones we expect, they intrigue the specialized press and remain however in a virtual silence. And after months of waiting, the time of the first effort has finally come; "Schlagenheim" is released. The first impression must always be the strongest; and that, black midi understood it well. The visual and musical chaos offered by the quartet is in fact perfectly controlled. Architects of anarchy, black midi also know how to slow down the pace. Schlagenheim has just closed the question that burned the lips of all music lovers: black midi are not just a hype. They are reinventing guitar rock with one of the most dazzling debut album of the decade.
Best tracks: "Near DT, MI", "Ducter", "Speedway", "Western", "bmbmbm", "953", "Of Schlagenheim", "Years Ago".
Worst track: "Reggae"