C. H Smith | Bowling Green, Kentucky United States | 05/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The re-release of "Koan," from 1981 (but recorded in 1977), means that all of Stephan Micus's works are now available. This represents some of Micus's earliest material, and it suffers just a little bit from--uh--inchoateness. But no one can mistake the sound or the approach as being anyone but Micus, and again we are treated to nearly a dozen different and interesting instruments and their combination. And once again, as in all of Micus's music, there is the sincerity and breadth of emotional investment that makes him a breath of fresh air amongst all the commercial hype that we continually have to endure."