4.2.16 - NY Times - Review: For Roomful of Teeth, It’s All About the Polyphony
"The voices and percussion meshed to colorful effect, the story propelled by a high-energy blend of stylistic influences including reggae, hip-hop and rock, with Mr. Cole a charismatic contemporary bard."
12.1.15 - CPR.org - CPR Classical's Favorite Releases Of 2015
"hypnotic and intensely moving”
10.27.15 - Philly.com - Roomful of Teeth Redefines Choral Music
“It all feels so easy, looks so casual. But it sounds unlike anything.”
10.19.15 - NY Times - Review: Roomful of Teeth, Making Nerdiness Cool
“On the L train from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, after an impressive concert by the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth on Saturday evening, I overheard a young woman enthusiastically describe the group as “like a glee club, but cool in a really nerdy way.”
10.6.15 - NY Times - Review: Terry Riley Works at National Sawdust
“Brad Wells conducted the superb Roomful of Teeth singers in a plush, enveloping performance with…precisely focused execution of Mr. Riley’s piercing, sustained harmonies.”
"A moment later, the storm broke. Gusts buffeting the exterior created an apocalyptic bass rumble; lashes of rain sounded like a hundred snare drums. The voices bobbed on the welter of noise, sometimes disappearing into it and sometimes riding above. As Adashi’s music subsided, the storm subsided in turn. In my experience, music has never seemed closer to nature.
"an atmosphere of elusive, luminous mystery that never let go of the heart."
"They are not a vocal ensemble, generic and interchangeable, ... [t]hey are a band.”
"Experimentation may be this group’s calling card, but its essence is pure joy."
“it's not a convention of orthodontists”