Rarely have a voice and a guitar sounded so full, so complete and nearly orchestral as on the new CD, Yalelol. Defying category while playing a variety of styles, they are so well attuned to each other the two sound as one
[Klassieke Zaken February 08 – NL]
Brouwer plays sometimes on a prepared COncert guitar of Elio Martina. He is playing without a over-abundance tone, than again in unisono with the vocalist in a punctual melodic line and specialy rhytmical strucures. What both musicians have in common, is a yet ever heard connection of jazz, modern classical music, experimental music, Indonesian gamelan and music from India. You don’t need time to tune in. What’s happening is a listening pleassure of beauty. Sounds of Avantgarde from an Island far away. Monica Akihary’s voice is a dark sounded alto, that reminds of a refined wood.
[Akustik Gitarre February 08 – D]
Boi Akih Voices of Shades. Something to cherisch.
[Jazz dec 07 – NL]
Both artists add now and than breathakingly in unison parts. A true exquisite album has been released!
[Concerto December 07 – A]
Two elements, One essence.
[Beyond December 07 – NL]