…each work recorded here…flow together in such a way that they tend to work together for one very lasting impression…
The composers may be new names to you…but they each have a mastery over the percussion arsenal and write music that fits a West Coast ethos.
The CD itself has excellent sound.
The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet has the concentrated dedication, skill, and beyond-ness feel to pull this program off with flair. The composers have given them much to work with and they sound great! Recommended. © 2013 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review
There is no question about the expertise of the performers here or the inventiveness of the composers of these selections. This Sono Luminus disc maintains the high standards that this label has set for its productions and I am looking forward to more of their releases in the future. © 2013 Blu-rayDefinition.com Read complete review
Sono Luminus is proud to release this first major studio release by the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet: Rūpa-khandha, as it promises a fantastic listening experience. As one of the new percussion recordings produced in surround sound, the listener is placed among a sonic landscape of sublime, visceral, and exotic percussion instruments, with the full force of the quartet’s technique and artistry applied in interpreting four evocative, award-winning, and never before recorded works. Considering the combination of hundreds of individual instrumental colors and the LAPQ’s formidable talent, Rūpa-khandha promises to be among the most sophisticated and aurally stunning recordings of percussion chamber music. © 2012 Crossover Media Read complete review