It may be frustrating when an artist releases albums infrequently, but when quality trumps quantity all is forgiven. [...] Still, with a high profile résumé sporting fellow ECM label mates such as pianist Bobo Stenson, saxophonist Charles Lloyd, trumpeters Tomasz Stańko and Don Cherry, and violinist Mark Feldman, Jormin's recorded output may be relatively diminutive, but it's consistently superb, capitalizing on his distinctively lyrical approach and broader pan-musical concerns. […] any new recording from Jormin proves well worth the wait and Ad Lucem is no exception.
John Kelman, Allaboutjazz.com
At times this is almost monastic in style, whilst on other tracks you could be listening to the soundtrack for a performance of extemporary dance. It’s certainly both intriguing and highly original.
John Adcock, Jazz Journal
[…] (beautiful) texts, accompanied by some highly inventive music. Ad Lucem is adventurous, beautiful, and thoroughly compelling. The disc is recommended for fans who enjoy a little extra kick in their jazz, for Anders Jormin brings much more to the table than simply the standard fare.
Greg Barbick, Blindedbysound.com
Well conceived and haunting, this music makes its mark through studied understatement and rich musical craftsmanship. This is the perfect antidote to an age in which everything must make an instant effect – from coffee to images from the Internet. Here is music that gently unfurls, making its point by its refusal to yield its secrets immediately. […] this album is both well conceived and executed.
Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise
Auf “Ad Lucem” schaffen betörende Vokalpartituren Räume, die die Instrumentalisten von innen her erkunden, behutsam, ehrfürchtig, mystisch. Mitnichten eine Montage zweier vermeintlich kompatibler Genres, sondern immer noch Jazz. Schon von der Geisteshaltung her.
Reinhard Köchl, Jazzthing