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Allen Gimbel
American Record Guide, January 2017

The general ambience is pure California, and pure 60s. Old hippies like me, who grew up close to similar cooperative communities will feel nostalgic and be blown away by the beautiful scenery, especially if they’re not from Northern California. …The Kronos is thoroughly apt. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Daniel Coombs
Audiophile Audition, November 2016

Everything about Sea Ranch speaks to the haven for ecology minded artists and lovers of the ‘return to nature’ movement that defined architecture and even education in the early 1960s.

For the Kronos Quartet, this is yet another fascinating and rewarding release whose legacy of contemporary music commissioning and visionary art creation grows every year. © 2016 Audiophile Audition Read complete review



Zoƫ Madonna
WQXR (New York), October 2016

The most captivating pieces on the album are the instrumental movements that allow the listener to untether from concrete ideas and experience the landscape on their own. “Creatures” zig-zags through a buzzing, rustling chordal pulse, the chorale of “Chapel, Rainbows” shimmers like aurora borealis, and “Starry Night,” with its sparse texture and guitar samples, creates a sense of unfathomable but friendly vastness. “Elements II” starts with one thin, lonely melody and spirals into a storm of churning dissonances, evoking wild winds, rough waves, and the tall grass bowing down.

When the story flows this way, it creates a sense of wonder and connection with the natural world: Sea Ranch’s mission and way of life, manifest musically. © 2016 WQXR (New York) Read complete review



Rick Anderson
Baker & Taylor CD Hotlist, October 2016

As always, the playing by the Kronos Quartet is outstanding… © 2016 Baker & Taylor CD Hotlist Read complete review




Infodad.com, September 2016

Vrebalov’s music and Lyndon’s visuals are hagiographic in the extreme, treating The Sea Ranch not only as a kind of paradise on Earth but also as the sort of place to which people everywhere should aspire. …The beauty of The Sea Ranch is impressive, and the DVD in this set makes it abundantly clear. © 2016 Infodad.com Read complete review



Jeff Simon
The Buffalo News, September 2016

The Kronos is, to be sure, one of the world’s greatest chamber ensembles. I’ve always thought that if there were a Nobel Prize in music, its leader David Harrington would be a worthy recipient. © 2016 The Buffalo News Read complete review





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