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Raul da Gama
The WholeNote, January 2016

The Kronos Quartet seem to be a perfect fit for this musical adventure and the quartet seems to come to terms with DJ Spooky’s mindset as if they were one and the same brain. Their transcendent musicianship, a result of great empathy between the players, provides not just memorable accompaniment to the dramaturgy of Griffith’s visuals but also discreet, seductive and eloquent continuo for Spooky’s own musical instruments that remain stark and dominant throughout the unfolding visuals. © 2016 The WholeNote Read complete review



Allen Gimbel
American Record Guide, January 2016

There is no “string quartet” music involved in this, only an elaborately produced soundtrack based on transformations of the Kronos and Mr Spooky and cohorts’ musings: the musical result might make good background music to a Rave gathering or some equivalent, though it’s a pretty empty experience by itself without the film. With it, it’s an interesting production. © 2016 American Record Guide



Ian Lace
MusicWeb International, November 2015

The music is progressive and Minimalist and reminiscent of Nyman and Glass. It is undeniably clever in creating an atmosphere…

This is an interesting and imaginative concept and one either to treasure or consign to a drawer marked ‘curiosities’. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Raul da Gama
The WholeNote, November 2015

The Kronos Quartet seem to be a perfect fit for this musical adventure and the quartet seems to come to terms with DJ Spooky’s mindset as if they were one and the same brain. Their transcendent musicianship, a result of great empathy between the players, provides not just memorable accompaniment to the dramaturgy of Griffith’s visuals but also discreet, seductive and eloquent continuo for Spooky’s own musical instruments that remain stark and dominant throughout the unfolding visuals. © 2015 The WholeNote Read complete review



Steven Bergman
EDGE Atlanta, November 2015

Miller composed his score for the Kronos Quartet to create the musical foundation, that he then took and incorporated on top of an electronic soundscape to create an effective musical montage that accompanies his film editing. © 2015 EDGE Atlanta Read complete review



Donald Rosenberg
Gramophone, November 2015

…it comes across as a blend of minimalism, jazz, blues and other genres that leans towards the repetitive and monotonous, with special effects thrown in to add dashes of sonic interest. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, October 2015

Say what you will if you are a purist from the various possible camps, it is significant music, DJ Spooky at his most ambitious, convincing in its flow and girth. For that it is a real contribution to the crossover hybrid sounds so much a part of the modern today. Listen! © 2015 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



John Garratt
PopMatters, September 2015

The nature of the music itself is evenly split between the string quartet and the laptop with the occasional harmonica marking a change in the wind. It’s no surprise that the Kronos Quartet are up to the challenge of playing this morose music along to dismally-programmed trip-hop beats. David Harrington has certainly sawed along to stranger things for the past 30-odd years. © 2015 PopMatters Read complete review





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