BOOK OF MIRRORS
label: Nova Disc
Gary Kulesha, Omar Daniel, Tobin Stokes
Lark Popov, Beverley Johnston, George Vona, Sal Ferreras
"This outstanding CD of contemporary music, composed and performed by Canadians, will appeal to jazz fans who have an ear for the stream known as creative. Hats off to composers Tobin Stokes, Gary Kulesha and Omar Daniel, for these polyrhythmic and syncopated compositions. Written for pianos, marimbas, and exotic percussion, this is music that moves mind and body, especially Stokes' propulsive and magical El Sol Del Sur. It's music that can be physical, with gongs, temple blocks, crashing cymbals and staccato pianos soaring across the soundscape. the package contains an interactive CD-ROM on which the composers discuss the music, and you can move icons to seperate or combine individual themes. An electronic and artistic achievement! ****1/2"
Irwin Block, Montreal Gazette