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George Adams
American Record Guide, September 2016

Everything is in time and beat-driven, with simple polyrhythms and metric play to spice things up a bit. …Kotche obviously enjoys writing and tinkering with this music, and his fame affords him the opportunity to work with ensembles of So Percussion’s caliber. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Laurence Vittes
Gramophone, September 2016

If drum-kits are the centre of your existence, then Glenn Kotche’s new CD will thrill you beyond your wildest imagination. If not, get ready for nine tracks of excitement that whether So Percussion whisper, bang or shout, Kotche’s music will always be more subtle and varied than you might expect drum-kits to be, always emotionally and viscerally aligned with the smooth flow of some highly entertaining music and time. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Allan Kozinn
Wall Street Journal, March 2016

…the most satisfying pieces are those in which Mr. Kotche honored his original mission. “Drumkit Quartet #1” combines the kit and bursts of electronic noise in energetic, irresistible rhythmic counterpoint, while the transfixing “Drumkit Quartet #54” proceeds similarly, with cymbals, gently ringing triangles, rattling and scratching in place of the electronics. © 2016 Wall Street Journal Read complete review

Matthew Fiander
PopMatters, March 2016

Everything here is carefully built, but these guys are too restless, in a good way, to let sounds hold their shape for long. © 2016 PopMatters Read complete review

Maggie Molloy
Second Inversion, February 2016

…whether performing dry and precise percussive melodies or richly textured marimba motives, throughout the album Sō Percussion doesn’t miss a beat. The group brings power, precision, personality, and innovation to whatever they set their drumsticks to. © 2016 Second Inversion Read complete review

Seth Colter Walls
Pitchfork, February 2016

Kotche’s miniatures fare quite well. Two propulsive items—“Drumkit Quartet #1” and “Drumkit Quartet #54”—are full of ingenuity as well as power. The brief, three-movement “Drumkit Quartet #3” moves from dry cymbal work to more resonant pitched percussion with a serene focus. Together with “Drumkit Quartet #51 (Chicago Realization),” there’s enough intriguing work here to make Drumkit Quartets worth investigating. © 2016 Pitchfork Read complete review

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