Brooklyn’s Dawn of Midi — bassist Aakaash Israni, pianist Amino Belyamani and percussionist Qasim Naqvi — have transitioned from the minimal jazz of their debut album, ‘First,’ to heady dance music in their sophomore follow-up, ‘Dysnomia.’

The new album’s songs seamlessly blend into one another, ultimately creating a unified listening experience. However, the tracks also stand up on their own, and that can be heard in today’s free MP3, ‘Nix,’ whose name was derived from Greek mythology.

“Nix is one of Pluto’s moons; it gets its name from the Greek goddess of darkness and night,” Israni tells “Her appearances in mythology are sparse but reveal her as a figure of exceptional power and beauty. She is found in the shadows of the world and only ever seen in glimpses.”

The track does play as something shadowy, but it's also mesmerizing, primal and modern — all at once. It’s an effect created by the disparate pieces of ‘Nix’ that, together, still achieve its cohesion.

“On ‘Nix,’ the fourth track of ‘Dysnomia,’ the apparently constant rhythm is actually the expression of myriad points of sound — similar to how a pointillist painting’s dots produce an image when viewed from afar,” he adds. “The difference is, if you listen close enough, you can glimpse her between the dots.”

‘Dysnomia’ is out now on Thirsty Ear Recordings.

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