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Laurence Vittes
Gramophone, August 2014

Joined by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird and Evan Ziporyn’s Gamelan Galak Tika, Chicago-based percussionist/composer Glenn Kotche and his magical drum-kit take off on a series of abstract sonic experiments with powerful back stories. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Alexandra Gardner
NewMusicBox, April 2014

With some of the very finest musicians of the new music world in tow—including Kronos Quartet and members of eighth blackbird—[Glenn Kotche] has created an engaging, sometimes playful/sometimes eerie, percussion-based landscape with twists and turns that are well worth exploring.

…this recording is a richly layered journey through forests of strings, electronics, and percussion instruments—a landscape that will continue revealing details with further listens. © 2014 NewMusicBox Read complete review



Matthew Fiander
PopMatters, April 2014

Adventureland is a dynamic record front to back, one carefully orchestrated but then deconstructed and re-ordered in compelling ways. It’s another surprise from Kotche, a player and composer who refuses to repeat himself. © 2014 PopMatters Read complete review



James Holt
WQXR (New York), March 2014

It’s no surprise that the music of a percussionist is so focused on rhythm, but that’s one of the most distinctive features of all of these pieces. Although there are several fleeting moments of lovely and easily recognizable melody in both Anomaly and The Haunted, this music is at its best when Kotche creates long stretches of colorful textures and infectious rhythmic activity. © 2014 WQXR (New York) Read complete review





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