The Sunday Times

The title of this not unesoteric disc of seven works for oboe and strings, and other combinations, mostly written for Redgate, comes courtesy of the second item, Finnissy’s 13-minute piece of that name, which draws on Beethoven piano sonatas, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Mahler’s Sixth Symphony (the hammer blows), as well as Korean music. Finnissy casts all this in four simultaneous layers and the result is fascinating. The other works are so good that the disc title is warranted none the less. Quintets by Roger Redgate, Christopher Fox and James Clarke are striking. Clarke’s is eight minutes of unadulterated microtonal fierceness. Redgate plays with tremendous zest.

—Paul Driver