This new release from the Electro-Acoustic Ensemble blurs the boundaries between conventional and electronic sounds. Yet, when one hears Peter Evans’ trumpet rich and almost classical in tone or Ned Rothenberg’s bass clarinet in all its doom-saying glory unaccompanied by any other instrument, it sounds completely contextual. Huge swathes and swirls of processed material likewise appear simultaneously unworldly but familiar, as if half-remembered from a dream.
Duncan Heining, Jazzwise
This commission for the 2007 Huddersfiled Contemporary Music Festival shows him brilliantly orchestrating the unexpected, his whirlwind improvisations thriving beside the bleeps. Spiky piano and bass duel in the shadows, and sparse trumpet glimmers in a mist of scrapes.
Mike Hobart, Financial Times