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The Place We Began

“… evoking almost visual landscapes in a meditative and dark album. The textures are stunningly restrained. ” – Nadia Sirota, WNYC

“… This is a recording one can easily get lost in. Indeed, it’s one of the most ravishing examples of electro-acoustic music I’ve heard in many years. “ – Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone

“… monumental, desolate, vast, and mysterious… totally chill on so many levels. ” – Frank Oteri, New Music Box

“… positively hypnotic… ” – Colin Clarke, Music Web International

“… sonic environments in which one can wander… they are never at rest… Like everything I’ve heard by John Luther Adams, they both hold and repay my attention.” – Raymond Tuttle, Fanfare

“… some really great stuff… extremely compelling… anyone who either appreciates Adams’ unique compositional gift or likes soothing electronic music will also gravitate to this CD. ” – David Toub, Sequenza 21

“… unique and engaging music that springs from an experienced intensity of absolute listening. ” – Kevin Macneil Brown, Dusted

“… the range of sonic combinations runs from comfortably colorful to stark, and many places in between. – Dave Lewis, AllMusic

“Four very interesting pieces … great pieces of electronic music. Excellent work.” – Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly (The Netherlands)

” … four electro-acoustic settings that are both austere and sensual and exude a stillness that resonates throughout… luminous and spacious….” – Textura

His music perfectly echoes the landscape he loves: impersonal, relentless, larger than human scale, yet gorgeous, a quiet chaos of colors, suffused with light. It’s not a climate everyone could live in. But for those who want to bathe their ears in an aural aurora borealis while staying warm inside, it’s a spiritual odyssey well worth taking. - Kyle Gann
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