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Cavalcade is the second studio album by English rock band Black Midi. It was released on 28 May 2021, through Rough Trade Records. The album was primarily recorded in the summer of 2020 with producer John "Spud" Murphy, with the exception of the song "John L", which was recorded beforehand with Marta Salogni.

For Cavalcade, the band had a more premeditated approach to the writing and recording, as opposed to the improvisational approach taken for their debut studio album, Schlagenheim (2019). The opening track "John L" was released as a single in promotion of the album, followed by a louder mix of the fourth track "Slow", and finally "Chondromalacia Patella" before its release. The album received widespread acclaim, with critics complimenting the band's stylistic progression and composition.

Background and recording

Black Midi began writing music for a new album in late 2019, not long after the release of their debut studio album, Schlagenheim, in June of that year. The band chose to have a less improvisational approach to writing their second studio album, in contrast to Schlagenheim which was crafted around jam sessions.[1] Guitarist Geordie Greep said of the process, "People seemed to really like the debut album but after a while we all became pretty bored with it...So, it was like: this time let's make something that is actually good."[2] Prior to the recording sessions for the album, guitarist Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin took a break from the band, citing a need to focus on his mental health; he took part in the writing sessions for Cavalcade, however. Saxophonist Kaidi Akinnibi and keyboardist Seth Evans, who were a part of Black Midi's recent touring lineup, were a part of the album recording sessions.[3]

The band first recorded "John L", the opening track, with Marta Salogni in London.[3] The song features the sound of a helicopter unintentionally captured by studio microphones as it flew overhead.[4] Afterward, they recorded the rest of the album with John "Spud" Murphy at Hellfire Studios on Montpelier Hill, County Dublin, during the summer of 2020.[5]

Composition

The music of Cavalcade has been primarily described as progressive rock,[6][7][8][9] experimental rock,[10][11][12][13] jazz fusion,[8][9] math rock[9][14] and avant-prog.[15] The album's lyrics revolve around depictions of "larger than life figures", with the figures depicted ranging from "a cult leader fallen on hard times and an ancient corpse found in a diamond mine to legendary cabaret singer Marlene Dietrich, strolling seductively past them".[16]

Release

Black Midi announced the details for Cavalcade on 23 March 2021, revealing its track listing and release date.[17] On the same day, they released the album's lead single, the opening track "John L". A music video was also released for "John L". The single was backed with the non-album track "Despair". A 12-inch release for the single was made available for pre-order on 23 March and was released on 9 April.[5] Cavalcade was released on 26 May 2021 through Rough Trade Records both digitally and physically, as a black vinyl, picture disc vinyl, CD, and cassette.[16] Each pre-ordered vinyl copy of the album from either an independent record store, Rough Trade Shops, Rough Trade Records' webstore, or Tower Records includes a flexi disc containing a cover version of a specific song, selected by fans, from a premade playlist; the Tower Records release includes a CD in place of a flexi disc. The cover version is unique for each location, with separate covers being recorded for United States and United Kingdom-based independent record stores.[18]

On 26 May 2021, Black Midi live streamed Cavalcade on their YouTube channel.[19] Though the band and Rough Trade announced a release for 28 May, the album was immediately released on Apple Music, Bandcamp,[20][21] and multiple other streaming platforms after the stream ended.[19][22]

In the UK and the US, one "golden ticket" offering a choice of prizes was hidden in one standard black vinyl LP copy of Cavalcade. For this reason, this format was disqualified from contributing to the album's chart placement in the UK. A week after its release, the album entered the UK albums chart at number 60.[23][24]

Following Cavalcade's release, Black Midi released a five-track 12-inch vinyl EP of songs from the album performed live, called Live-Cade, and a CD of cover versions, called Cover-Cade.[25]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[26]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[27]
Exclaim!9/10[8]
Gigwise9/10[28]
The Line of Best Fit9/10[10]
Loud and Quiet9/10[29]
NME[30]
Paste6.5/10[6]
Pitchfork8.0/10[11]
PopMatters7/10[31]
Slant Magazine[32]

Cavalcade has been greeted with considerable acclaim from music reviewers. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, Cavalcade received a score of 81, based on 22 reviews.[26]

In the review for Exclaim, Sydney Brasil declared "Cavalcade is an album of extremes, fluctuating between lounging wizardry and an angular, prog-rock nightmare. It's smart and well-calculated, expressing their range as musicians. Most importantly, it's the best path forward to keep speculators on their toes."[8] Gigwise's Joe Smith shared similar sentiments, calling the album "a perfectly-executed offering of the band's development since album one. Instead of replicating the sound of their debut, they’ve shifted and sculpted it into a whole new beast, rich with barrier breaking expressionism and glistening soundscapes."[28] Summarizing the review for The Line of Best Fit, Robin Ferris wrote that it was "a record that delights in its own darkness, and will not compromise any of its sickening, theatrical excess. It’s a triumph of the UK underground and a singular vision of a band completely detached from their listeners expectations."[10]

John Amen was more critical in the review for PopMatters; "Throughout Cavalcade, Black Midi displays superlative skills, fierce chemistry, and avant-garde vision, offering spellbinding performances while also, perhaps inevitably, falling prey to sonic tautologies and circuitousness."[31] In the review for AllMusic, Fred Thomas called it "intentionally oversaturated and designed to knock listeners off balance and at its best, the album's overpowering rush of sounds and ideas communicates the excitement and a sense of unlimited possibilities."[27] Writing for Slant Magazine, Charles Lyons-Burt stated that "It’s an atmosphere-focused album that attempts to express the nastier side of being alive. The result is evocative but not necessarily satisfying."[32] God Is in the TV's Jonathan Chadwick said "some of the gnarly bumps and edges that made Schlagenheim so exhilarating appear to have been sanded down – but admittedly, this gives way to a lushness on Cavalcade that wasn’t present on its predecessor".[33]

Accolades

Cavalcade on year-end lists
PublicationListRankRef.
PitchforkThe 50 Best Albums of 2021
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Track listing

All tracks written by Black Midi (Geordie Greep, Cameron Picton, Morgan Simpson).[a] All tracks produced by Black Midi and John "Spud" Murphy, except "John L" produced by Marta Salogni.

Cavalcade track listing[35]
No.TitleLength
1."John L"5:13
2."Marlene Dietrich"2:53
3."Chondromalacia Patella"4:49
4."Slow"5:37
5."Diamond Stuff"6:20
6."Dethroned"5:02
7."Hogwash and Balderdash"2:32
8."Ascending Forth"9:53
Total length:42:19
Japanese edition (bonus tracks)[36]
No.TitleLength
9."Despair"3:34
10."Cruising"6:27
Total length:52:20

Notes

  • aBand member Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin does not appear on the album, but has writing credits on "John L", "Chondromalacia Patella" and "Cruising".
  • Physical versions of Cavalcade contain the track "Introduction." Although the track is included as part of the main album on LP copies, it is hidden in the pregap before "John L" begins on CD copies. The track runs for 1:31, making the album's total runtime 43:50.
  • The following songs were covered by the band and appear as bonus flexi-discs for pre-ordered vinyl copies of the album:

Personnel

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[37]

Charts

Chart performance for Cavalcade
Chart (2021)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[38]81
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[39]66
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[40]144
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[41]74
Scottish Albums (OCC)[42]18
UK Albums (OCC)[43]60
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[44]7
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[45]2
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[46]16

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  4. ^ Marta Salogni [@Marta_Salogni] (24 March 2021). "The earthquake sound at 0:54 seconds is actually a helicopter hovering above the studio and picked up by the microphone as we were recording the vocal take for John L" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  6. ^ a b Schonfeld, Zach (26 May 2021). "black midi Bring Avant-Prog to the Masses on Cavalcade | Paste Magazine". Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  7. ^ Amin, Tayyab (28 May 2021). "Black Midi: Cavalcade review – freakish parade of prog-jazz extremity". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  8. ^ a b c d Brasil, Sydney (25 May 2021). "Black Midi Modernize Jazz Fusion on 'Cavalcade' | Exclaim!". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  9. ^ a b c Sentz, Tim (28 May 2021). "Album Review: black midi - Cavalcade". Beats Per Minute. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  10. ^ a b c Ferris, Robin (24 May 2021). "Black Midi's weird and wonderful reign continues on Cavalcade | The Line of Best Fit". thelineofbestfit.com. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  11. ^ a b Cush, Andy (28 May 2021). "black midi Cavalcade | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  12. ^ Reed, Ryan (28 May 2021). "Black Midi's Avant-Rock Grows Gloriously Weirder on 'Cavalcade'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  13. ^ DeVille, Chris (26 May 2021). "Stream Black Midi's New Album Cavalcade". Stereogum. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  14. ^ Gray, Callum (27 May 2021). "Black Midi: Cavalcade – album review". Louder Than War. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
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Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von Black Midi die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Cavalcade ¦ Hellfire

Black Midi auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

Black Midi (stylised in all lowercase) are an English rock band from London, formed in 2017 and currently consisting of Geordie Greep (vocals, guitar, piano, synths, accordion), Cameron Picton (vocals, bass, synths, flute, guitar), and Morgan Simpson (drums). The trio has been frequently joined by Seth Evans (keyboards, synths, bass) and Kaidi Akinnibi (saxophone) in both studio and live performances since 2020. Their name is derived from the Japanese electronic music genre black MIDI, though their own music has no relation to it, instead incorporating styles such as math rock, progressive rock, post-punk, and avant-jazz.[1]

The band began on producer Dan Carey's record label Speedy Wunderground, through which they released their debut single "bmbmbm" in 2018. They released their debut studio album Schlagenheim, produced by Carey, on 21 June 2019, through Rough Trade Records. It received critical acclaim,[2] entered the top 50 of the UK Albums Chart, and was nominated for the 2019 Mercury Prize. An anthology album including several recorded jams and spoken word tracks, The Black Midi Anthology Vol. 1: Tales of Suspense and Revenge, was released on 5 June 2020 exclusively to Bandcamp. In January 2021, founding member Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin went on hiatus from the group for health reasons. The band's second studio album, Cavalcade, was released on 26 May 2021. Their third studio album, Hellfire, was released on 15 July 2022.[3]

History

Formation and first singles (2015–2019)

Prior to the formation of the band, Geordie Greep had separate jam sessions with Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin and Morgan Simpson, all of whom (alongside Cameron Picton) were attending BRIT School.[4] Simpson was an accomplished drummer, coming from a Jamaican musical family and winning the "Young Drummer of the Year" award in 2014.[5] In 2016 Greep and Kwasniewski-Kelvin enlisted Simpson to form a band, with Greep and Kwasniewski-Kelvin on guitar and vocals, and with Simpson on drums. Picton joined later, on bass guitar, to complete the line-up.[6] The band played their first gig at Brixton's The Windmill on 12 June 2017, supporting the band Leg Puppy,[7] and would later go on to have a residency at the venue.[8][9]

On 8 June 2018, the group released their debut single titled "bmbmbm" released on producer Dan Carey's record label Speedy Wunderground.[10] On 26 September 2018, a cassette was released featuring segments of a performance with Damo Suzuki which took place on 5 May 2018 at The Windmill. On 9 November 2018, Black Midi performed five songs from their then untitled upcoming album, live at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland, during the music festival Iceland Airwaves.[11] The eccentric performance, which was recorded for the Seattle radio station KEXP, was praised online and became popular on YouTube, exposing the band to listeners internationally.[12][13] The band contributed the song "Ice Cream" featuring Jerskin Fendrix on vocals for a Brixton Hillbilly compilation album, released 7 December 2018.[14] On 23 January 2019, the group released their second single, "Speedway". A 12" vinyl record was released featuring remixes by Proc Fiskal, Kwake Bass, and Blanck Mass.[15]

Schlagenheim and other projects (2019–2020)

Black Midi performing at Sideways Festival 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.

In January 2019 the group announced that they had signed to Rough Trade Records. The group released two singles on the label in March and April 2019, "Crows Perch" and "Talking Heads" respectively. On 14 May, the group announced their debut album titled Schlagenheim, which was released 21 June 2019. The album was recorded in 2018 with producer Dan Carey, who became impressed by the band at an early live show.[16] Instead of merely recreating their live show, they chose to augment their sound with piano, accordion, synthesisers, banjo, and drum machines. "The idea was to do stuff that's impossible to do live", frontman Greep explained. "If the album and the gig are just the same, it's a bit sad."[13] The majority of the album was recorded in just five days.[17] At Metacritic, a website that assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, Schlagenheim received a score of 82, based on 20 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[2] The album was later nominated for the 2019 Mercury Prize.[18]

On 7 March 2020, the band performed live at the BBC Radio 6 Music festival in Camden.[19] In June 2020, the band released a jam and spoken word album via Bandcamp entitled The Black Midi Anthology Vol. 1: Tales of Suspense and Revenge, consisting of four short stories read by the members of the band over jam instrumentals as well as three instrumental mixes mostly taken from the same recordings as the spoken word tracks.[20][21] On 16 June 2020, the band began hosting a monthly radio show called The Black Midi Variety Hour on NTS Radio. Six episodes have been produced so far.[22] On 10 December 2020, the band performed a show with the group Black Country, New Road under the alias Black Midi, New Road as a charity gig for live venue The Windmill, Brixton. The show was livestreamed from The Windmill's Bandcamp page with an entry fee of £5. The group have performed under the Black Midi, New Road moniker at the venue before.[23]

Wide Awake Festival 2021.

Kwasniewski-Kelvin's hiatus, Cavalcade and Hellfire (2021–present)

On 15 January 2021, Black Midi announced through social media that their guitarist Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin had been taking time off from the band due to mental health issues and that he is not featured on forthcoming material from the band.[24] The band announced their second studio album, Cavalcade, on 23 March 2021, which was released on 26 May 2021.[25] On the day of the announcement, they also released the album's lead single, "John L", backed with the non-album track "Despair".[26] Kwasniewski-Kelvin appears on the album only as composer on a couple of tracks; he was not part of the recording process. Touring members Akinnibi and Evans were a part of the album's recording sessions.[25] A second single, "Slow", was released on 28 April and coincided with a second KEXP performance released the same day. This performance features Evans and Akinnibi as well as a small brass section.[27]

The band toured Europe and the US in throughout 2021 and 2022.[28][29] The band has also opened for themselves at concerts as an alter ego group known as "Orange Tree Boys", touted as a funk blues band from Las Vegas.[30]

On 22 March 2022, the band released the digital EP Cavalcovers, a collection of cover versions of songs by King Crimson, Taylor Swift and Captain Beefheart originally released as flexi-disc bonus records with pre-ordered vinyl copies of Cavalcade.[31]

On 9 May 2022, they released "Welcome to Hell", the lead single from their third album Hellfire. They released "Eat Men Eat", the second single from the album, on 15 June 2022. On 12 July, the third single, "Sugar/Tzu" was released. Hellfire was released on 15 July 2022 and charted at No. 22 in the United Kingdom, their highest placement yet. It also became their first album to chart in the United States, reaching No. 139.

In the autumn of 2022, Black Midi announced the "Back in Black Tour" supported by Black Country, New Road in the United States.[32] It was on this tour that the band debuted unreleased material, including songs "Magician" and "Askance," with the former undergoing various changes throughout 2022 and further tours in 2023. "Magician" was first performed at Ram's American Pub on September 6, 2022, captured by fans and uploaded to YouTube with a six-and-a-half minute length. [33]

Musical style

The band's sound has been variously labeled as experimental rock,[34][35][36] art rock,[37] progressive rock,[38][39] math rock,[39][40][41] post-punk,[42] and avant-prog.[43][44]

Members

Current members

  • Geordie Greep – lead vocals, guitar, bass (2017–present)
  • Cameron Picton – lead vocals, bass, synthesizers, sampler, guitar (2017–present)
  • Morgan Simpson – drums, percussion (2017–present)

Past members

  • Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin – guitar, occasional lead vocals (2017–2020)

Current touring and session musicians

  • Seth Evans – bass, keyboards, synthesizers (2020–present)

Former touring and session musicians

  • Kaidi Akinnibi – tenor and soprano saxophones (2020–2022)[45]

Timeline

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
UK
[46]
AUS
[47]
BEL
(FL)

[48]
JPN
[49]
SCO
[50]
US
[51]
US
Indie

[52]
Schlagenheim431132114041
Cavalcade
  • Released: 26 May 2021
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Format: CD, LP, cassette, digital
608166621848
Hellfire
  • Released: 15 July 2022[53]
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Format: CD, LP, cassette, digital
2245
[54]
9058713915

Compilations

List of collections
TitleAlbum details
The Black Midi Anthology Vol. 1: Tales of Suspense and Revenge
  • Released: 5 June 2020
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital
Covercade
  • Released: 28 May 2021
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Format: CD

Extended plays

List of extended plays
TitleAlbum details
BM Xmas Covers
  • Released: 18 December 2020
  • Label: Self-Released
  • Format: Digital
Cavalcovers
  • Released: 22 March 2022
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital

Live albums/EPs

List of live albums
TitleAlbum details
Damo Suzuki Live at the Windmill Brixton with 'Sound Carriers' black midi
(with Damo Suzuki)
  • Released: 28 September 2018
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Cassette
Live at KEXP
  • Released: 21 June 2019
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Format: CD
Live on Canal St, NYC ('The Pizza EP')
  • Released: 29 November 2019
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Format: LP, CD
Black Midi Live in the USA
  • Released: 21 March 2020
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital
  • Featuring: Fat Tony
Live-Cade
  • Released: 16 November 2021
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Format: LP
Live Fire
  • Released: 14 November 2022
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Format: LP, CD

Singles

TitleYearAlbum
"bmbmbm"2018Schlagenheim
"Speedway"2019
"Crow's Perch"Non-album singles
"Talking Heads"[55]
"Ducter"[56]Schlagenheim
"7-Eleven"Non-album singles
"Sweater"2020
"John L / Despair"2021Cavalcade
"Slow (Loud)"
"Chondromalacia Patella"
"Cruising"Non-album single
"Welcome to Hell"[53]2022Hellfire
"Eat Men Eat"
"Sugar/Tzu"

Other appearances

YearSongAlbum
2018"Ice Cream" (with Jerskin Fendrix)It's Briiiiiixmaaaaaas!
"Of Rivia (Live)"Independent Venue Week (Live 2018)
2020"bmbmbm (Live)"
"Extended Jam (Live)" (with Black Country, New Road as "black midi, new road")
Live at The Windmill
"953 (Live)"Live at Windmill Brixton - In Between the Lockdowns

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
TitleYearAlbumDirector(s)
"Speedway"2019SchlagenheimCameron Picton[57]
"Crow's Perch"Vilhjálmur Yngvi Hjálmarsson
"Ducter"SchlagenheimAnthony Macbain and Roxie Vizcarra
"John L"2021CavalcadeNina McNeely
"Slow"Gustaf Holtenäs
"Chondromalacia Patella"Vilhjálmur Yngvi Hjálmarsson
"Welcome To Hell"2022HellfireGustaf Holtenäs
"Eat Men Eat"Maxim Kelly
"Sugar/Tzu"Noel Paul

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.
2019AIM Independent Music AwardsUK Independent BreakthroughBlack MidiNominated[58]
2020Libera AwardsMarketing GeniusSchlagenheimNominated[59]
2021Mercury PrizeAlbum of the YearNominated[18]
2022UK Music Video AwardsBest Alternative Video - UK"Sugar/Tzu"Nominated[60]
"Eat Men Eat"Nominated
Best Editing in a VideoNominated
"Sugar/Tzu"Nominated
Best Cinematography in a VideoWon
Best Animation in a Video"Welcome to Hell"Nominated
2023Libera AwardsBest Heavy RecordHellfireWon[61]
[62]
Best Short-Form VideoHellfire TikTok PromotionNominated

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Black Midi ¦ Cavalcade
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