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BADBADNOTGOOD release three-part project, Mid Spiral suite

30 May 2024, 10:51 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

BADBADNOTGOOD have announced the double vinyl LP of Mid Spiral suite: Chaos, Order and Growth, which was released across three weeks in May.

Following a series of sessions for projects with artists Daniel Cesar, Charlotte Day Wilson, reggie, Baby Rose, Arthur Verocai, and Turnstile, the Canadian-trio of Al Sow, Chester Hansen and Leland Whitty were eager to get back into the studio to create. An intensive and productive one-week of recording at Valentine Studios in Los Angeles in February birthed Mid Spiral suite: Chaos, Order and Growth.

The Mid Spiral suite exploits instrumental jazz at its core. For the Valentine sessions, the trio invited additional musicians to provide more voices of instrumentation, resulting in a deeply collaborative and expansive new sound. As the trio sifted through the weeks’ worth of material, it was clear that three distinct moods emerged, a deeper reflection of where the musicians are within their own personal lives, along with the state of the wider world: Chaos, Order, and Growth.

ince the release of their late-2021 acclaimed album Talk Memory, BADBADNOTGOOD has been steady at work. The alt-jazz ensemble also received their fifth GRAMMY nomination, this time for Best Remixed Recording for their remix of Turnstile’s “Alien Love Call,” taken from the New Heart Designs EP.

In January BADBADNOTGOOD released “Take What’s Given,” featuring emerging Houston vocalist reggie, which followed a string of one-off singles with collaborators including Charlotte Day Wilson on “Sleeper,” 1999 WRITE THE FUTURE, Westside Gunn plus Conway The Machine on “MiNt cHoCoLaTe” and Jonah Yano on “the ordinary is ordinary because it ordinarily repeats.” Further, BADBADNOTGOOD contributed to Daniel Caesar’s 2023 album Never Enough, worked with rising artist Elmiene on an edit of his single “Marking My Time” and contribuThe Mid Spiral suite exploits instrumental jazz at its coreted to the Talking Heads Stop Making Sense tribute album with a cover of “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” with Norah Jones.

Mid Spiral suite: Chaos, Order and Growth is available on streaming services now via XL Recordings / Innovative Leisure, and is available to pre-order on vinyl and CD.

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