As an admirer of Robert Scott Thompson, it is always exciting to start listening to a new work by this composer, who seems to know no limits to his curiosity and willingness to explore the most outré soundscapes, alongside more, shall we say, “traditional” music, though never content to just sit on his past triumphs, always ready to tread upon new paths.
Folio, both CDs, are examples of the more daring excursions into musical textures. These pieces may take some time to get into, but after a couple of listenings one discovers an amazing structure to what at first may appear to be deliberate randomness, if such a thing isn’t a contradiction in terms, and a tremendous richness to these complex patterns appear. This is music that rewards patience and repeated listening. This is not your granny’s dance music. This is music that expands one’s appreciation of what music is capable of.
— Ulf Claesson