black midi: Schlagenheim LP
Black Midi - Georgie Greep (vocals/guitar), Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin (vocals/guitar), Cameron Picton (vocals/bass), and Morgan Simpson (drums) - have a dynamic energy, playing as a musical unit that's constantly in a state of flux and development. Schlagenheim was recorded with Speedy Wunderground producer Dan Carey, who the band praises for his quick, unfussy approach. For the album, Black Midi retouched older recordings and laid down eight of the record's nine tracks in just five days. The process was one of refining and rebuilding tracks around the initial structures. Five hour jams would sometimes yield a riff that then became a few bars of a song. As anyone who's been lucky enough to catch Black Midi live recently will testify, their songs are slippery creatures.