Black Midi – Cavalcade (2021)

Is it really time for another Black Midi album? Fuck, I’m old. The years, they fly! Anyways, the band have come a long way in a short space of time, shedding the rawness of Schlagenheim for a more refined, almost jazz approach to songwriting. Parallels to Disco Volante era Bungle are perhaps too easy to make, and also do this album somewhat of a disservice. Whilst it is no doubt complimentary to be compared to such an iconic record, it also no doubt helps pigeonhole the sound on display here.

The long and short of it, is that you’ll just have to listen to this to get your head around it. Its quite a journey.

Also, isn’t Cavalcade such a lovely word? I had it in the site’s title/description for about 5 years, until it was changed recently for LIW’s 10 year anniversary.