"In a period when technique and novelty are highly valued in jazz, First is initially striking because it doesn't rely on either. 4 stars."
01/07/2010 Time Out New York
"There's no question that jazz has become a global language, and Dawn of Midi offers the proof."
27/05/2010 All About Jazz
"...a remarkably cohesive design. It's as if the Bill Evans Trio was transmogrified into that of Veryan Weston's or by some temporal trick Erik Satie joined forces with Kent Carter and Roger Turner. All of this name-dropping aside, the trio sounds wholly like itself."
27/05/2010 RifRaf Magazine
" A minimalist gem...[Dawn of Midi] are masters of restraint."
29/04/2010 Streams of Expression
"What Dawn of Midi exemplify is that supreme control goes hand in hand with the creation of emotional states...the most exquisitely judged use of space...This is an extremely fine debut recording..."
27/04/2010 Downbeat Magazine
"...the trio moves organically with a constant focus on shaping the sound - a sound that is alternately crystalline and opaque."
25/04/2010 The Milk Factory
"Channeling the strength of three very gifted musicians into a series of hypnotic pieces, First is a terrifically successful and enchanting debut release from Dawn of Midi, and one that shows improvised music at its most fascinating."
20/04/2010 Mark Dresser
"Improvisationally gifted musicians with chemistry, the cats can play."
02/04/2010 Art Lange, Point of Departure
"Dawn of Midi are storytellers, though unconventional ones, creating their own plots out of wisps of smoke and the musical substance at hand, in the moment."
16/03/2010 Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz
"...it's a sheer delight from beginning to end. Wonderful free lyricism and suspense at the same time...Dawn of Midi is something else. 4½ stars"
02/03/2010 Max Dax, editor in chief, SPEX magazine
"...entfesseltesten, sehnsüchtigsten, melancholischsten Freejazz, den er seit Jahren gehört hatte. "
("...the most unleashed, most longing, melancholic free jazz [I've] heard in years.")
28/02/2010 Noel Tachet - Improjazz Magazine
"Un vraiment beau disque, une sorte de maîtrise tranquille..."
("A truly beautiful album, a sort of tranquil mastery...")