The plethora of styles and approaches is bewildering, yet patterns do emerge, such as an awareness of the firm foundations provided by earlier generations of British composers, a love of language's possibilities and regional inflections.
This snapshot of British musical life suggests ... while financial headlines may be unremittingly gloomy, the artisitc outlook is far more cheerful.
Christopher Dingle, BBC Music Magerzine, 5/1/2009
There are full texts and the imaginative design concept reflects the disparity of the idiomatic options available. Whether tonal, atonal or pseudo-tonal, some of these are found as if by chance and loosely worn, others carefully nurtured and obsessively worked.
David Gutman, Gramophone, 5/1/2009