"What was once a rarely heard and even more rarely recorded score is now regularly played and recognised as one of the key pieces in Reich’s development, signalling the end of his period of 'pure' minimalism, and pointing the way to the more complex, multi-stranded works of the 1970s. At 55 minutes, the Currie group’s performance is one of the shortest on record, but certainly it lacks nothing in sheer physicality and visceral intensity as a result."
"The music goes on a journey from strict mathematical organisation to an aurally seductive conclusion. The perspectives of the recording combine close-up detail and a sense of space. The percussionists and the wordless voices of Synergy Vocals alike come across with a vivid presence."
"This performance from the Colin Currie Group, seamlessly compiled from a studio session of 32 takes, is thunderously exciting."