Black Midi ‎– Cavalcade

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Tracklist

Introduction 1:31
John L 5:13
Marlene Dietrich 2:54
Chondromalacia Patella 4:49
Slow 5:38
Diamond Stuff 6:26
Dethroned 5:04
Hogwash And Balderdash 2:33
Ascending Forth 9:48

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RT0212LP Black Midi Cavalcade(LP, Album, 180) Rough Trade RT0212LP UK 2021 Sell This Version
none Black Midi Cavalcade(8xFile, FLAC, Album) Rough Trade none 2021
RT-212CDJP Black Midi Cavalcade(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Beat Records RT-212CDJP Japan 2021 Sell This Version
RT0212CD Black Midi Cavalcade(CD, Album) Rough Trade RT0212CD Europe 2021 Sell This Version
RT0212MC Black Midi Cavalcade(Cass, Album) Rough Trade RT0212MC UK 2021 Sell This Version
RT0212LP Black Midi Cavalcade(LP + CD, Ltd) Rough Trade RT0212LP Japan 2021 Sell This Version
RT0212LP Black Midi Cavalcade(LP, Album, 140 + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Blu + Ltd) Rough Trade RT0212LP US 2021 Sell This Version
RT0212LP, none Black Midi Cavalcade(LP, Album, 140 + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Gre + Ltd) Rough Trade, Rough Trade RT0212LP, none UK, Europe & Japan 2021 Sell This Version
RT0212LP, none Black Midi Cavalcade(LP, Album, 140 + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Red + Ltd) Rough Trade, Rough Trade RT0212LP, none UK, Europe & Japan 2021 Sell This Version
RT0212LP Black Midi Cavalcade(LP, Album, 140 + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Whi + Ltd) Rough Trade RT0212LP UK 2021 Sell This Version
RT0212LP Black Midi Cavalcade(LP, Album, Ltd, 140) Rough Trade RT0212LP Japan 2021 Sell This Version
RT0212LPE Black Midi Cavalcade(LP, Ltd, Pic) Rough Trade RT0212LPE UK 2021 Sell This Version
RT0212LPE Black Midi Cavalcade(LP, Pic + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Gre + Ltd) Rough Trade RT0212LPE UK 2021 Sell This Version

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jbrussell93

jbrussell93

January 11, 2022
referencing Cavalcade, LP, Album, 140 + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Whi + Ltd, RT0212LP
Unlike many others here, my pressing sounds very good. No complaints at all. I also have the picture disc, and it is extremely noisy in comparison.
yeahyeahdefinitely

yeahyeahdefinitely

January 5, 2022
referencing Cavalcade, LP, Album, 140 + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Whi + Ltd, RT0212LP
why does my flexi look like there is nothing pressed on it? like there are no grooves at all…
mendesa

mendesa

December 31, 2021
referencing Cavalcade, LP, Album, 180, RT0212LP
For those complaining about compression and blaming Optimal for it, I'm just gonna leave this here:

https://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/187489

(Hint: It's not the pressing, it's the mastering.)
hammershaug

hammershaug

December 11, 2021
referencing Cavalcade, LP, Album, 180, RT0212LP
What happened to Optimal? Great pressing quality for years, and now this pressing with clicks and crackles in every quiet part. Too bad. The music is a masterpiece and the mastering is very good!
I ordered my copy in November 2021, but don't know if it's a later pressing.
joeyms16

joeyms16

November 20, 2021
referencing Cavalcade, LP, Pic + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Gre + Ltd, RT0212LPE
station to station should have won the bonus track poll
wibachinski

wibachinski

October 27, 2021
referencing Cavalcade, LP, Album, 180, RT0212LP

The music is fantastic but I agree with others that the pressing is meh. Significant surface noise after cleaning and generally the dynamic range is pretty limited compared to what vinyl can do. My favorite album of the year though, I'm not mad I picked up a copy but I wouldn't recommend it for fidelity's sake.
lewisfoulds

lewisfoulds

October 23, 2021
edited 3 months ago
referencing Cavalcade, LP, Album, 180, RT0212LP
Good sounding pressing. Not quite as wide as the first album but still sounds good. Actual quality of the pressing is crap. Mine is scuffed and marked to all hell. Music is sublime. Just absolutely fantastic. The way they combine the pure bombast and brutality of their first album with a smoother and calmer sound is fab. Just the warmth of it. I really do think that bands like Black Midi and Black Country New Road are the start of a new age. They are making some of the most exciting inventive and creative music I've heard in ages. I'm seeing both bands live in the next 2 months and I'm so excited for it.
RiffRafa

RiffRafa

September 5, 2021
edited 5 months ago
referencing Cavalcade, LP, Album, 140 + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Whi + Ltd, RT0212LP

It's terrible that some of the copies out there turned out to be bad. Mine is pretty good; a few static types of clicks every now and then especially in the quiet parts, but nothing really bad, and the record looks very clean. I'm relatively satisfied.
Skinny-Man

Skinny-Man

August 27, 2021
referencing Cavalcade, LP, Pic + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Gre + Ltd, RT0212LPE
Here is a video of all the various bonus tracks that came out
https://vimeo.com/557343857