“The album is filled from stem to stern with tight writing by young composers, and the spectacular playing engages both intellect and emotion throughout.”
– Andrew Sigler, New Music Box, June, 2014
“All of the music is remarkable for the sheer joy that it elicits from the exceptional ARQ musicians. The quintet plays with imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality. I can’t imagine why anyone even remotely interested in approachable contemporary chamber music would not snap up this release immediately.”
– Ron Grames, Fanfare Magazine, May, 2014
Comprised of commissions centered upon the title theme, Unraveled presents six new compositions by lauded composers like Paul Dooley, whose music Steve Reich calls, “impressive and beautiful”. Committed to solidifying the reed quintet as a full-fledged chamber music force, Akropolis’ discography now includes two studio albums consisting of twelve original reed quintet works.