«Goosebumps from start to finish. Amazing interplay… Outstanding compositional, improvisational and acoustic imagination.» Øivind Idsøe, Ballade (N), March 2013
«The strongest singular take-away memories for me were the remarkable,improvisation- inspired vocalist Sidsel Endresen’s enchantment in a duet with guitarist Stian Westerhus…»
Josef Woodard, JazzTimes (US), April 2013
«The highlight was the through-improvising Norwegian duo of Sidsel Endresen and guitarist Stian Westerhus,who conjured solitude and rage with an energy and focus which more than matched that of John Zorn…»
Mike Hobart, Financial Times (UK), May 2013. (4 of 5 stars)
«A performance of impressive consistency and coherence. Not one single arbitrary expressive choice or void gesture. A groundbreaking manifestation.»
Henning Bolte, All About Jazz (US/CAN), May 2013
«What emerges is dark and often unsettling,guttural and anmalistic,with sudden breaks for melody. It was a haunting experience ,primal and challenging and left a long echo in your head and your heart.» Lawrence Makin, Irish Times (IRL), May 2011
«Endresen and Westerhus gave a performance of such stunning,full-on engagement that it would have been a crime if it was not recorded.A truly groundbreaking duo!»
John Kelman, All About Jazz (US/CAN), May 2011
«Sidsel Endresen has remade herself into one of the most original vocalists on the planet. Stian Westehus emerges as the one to watch this year!»
Peter Margasak, Down Beat (US), Nov.2010
“Stunning. An enthralling listen.” Peter Marsh,Aug. 2012
–The Milk Factory (UK): 5/5 stars.
“An absolutely outstanding set from two incredible musicians,and one of the most unique and enrapturing albums of the year.” –Rock-A-Rolla Magazine (UK), Dec. 2012
“This is one of the strongest albums of improvised music I have heard in a very long time.And regarding the art of vocal improvisation,this is exceptional.” Thomas Millroth,Juni-12
–WIM (NL): 5/5 points.
“An album that holds me completely spellbound and leaves me in a state of total amazement.” Henning Bolte,June 2012
–Dagbladet (N): 5/6 points.
“Twin souls in an improvised,yet fully syncronized collaboration. The sound of a unique universe.” Terje Mosnes,6/6-2012