Leaving audiences slack-jawed in amazement at South by Southwest, punk-rock dives across the USA and jazz festivals in Europe, the Ahleuchatistas and their unique, high-energy, instrumental, technical, undefinable trio music for guitar, bass and drums continue to reach new heights as a performing and a recording unit. If they come to your town, you must see them; there is no one - and I mean no one - who can match them at what they do. They make playing this tight, fast, complicated music sound effortles! Even in the Midst... is their fourth album and the years together playing hundreds and hundreds of shows have created one of the most amazingly tight ensembles that you will ever hear or see. This album widens their sound a little bit; there's plenty of the insane, over-the-top playing that we've come to expect, but there's more room for improvisation here and also for more quiet moments as well. The CD contains an 8 page, full color booklet of Courtney Chappell's beautiful and disturbing artwork. With this album, both in terms of the sonics of the album and the performance itself, the band have made their best recorded statement yet.
01 ... of all of this (4:31) 02 Post-colonial nausea (3:27) 03 Red-coated emergency exit (3:57) 04 Cup of substance (2:00) 05 The beans of cantabria shall sleep no more (2:40) 06 Prosthetic god (6:35) 07 Elegant proof (3:18) 08 K-bit (2:51) 09 Brilliant danderkovs (4:29) 10 Take me to your leader never sounded so alien (6:02) 11 Swimming underwater with a cat on your back (5:26) 12 Where we left off (6:27)