"Ada is one dirty delicious hell raising improvisation. Within a minute of the sets start, Nilssen-Love's wash of percussion stacks, Longberg-Holm's cello stokes, and Brötzmann's sax sparks the fire. This blazing recording, a single 33 minute set by the Ada Trio, begins full blast, ends full blast, and runs the gamut of intensity between. -Paul Acquaro, Free Jazz Blog "
Oto: Steve Noble
"On occasions, what we have is Brötzmann and Lonberg-Holm in the one corner, and a wave of percussion in the other; sometimes Lonberg-Holm supports the barrage with low regular throbs; sometimes he’s pitted against it. The result is two unnamed pieces, the first lasting almost forty minutes - epic in its emotional span – and a short coda of some five minutes. -Collin Green, Free Jazz Blog"
Oto: Pat Thomas
"The quartet plays four untitled pieces, each of around ten minutes, and on the whole, it’s high-octane stuff. -Collin Green, Free Jazz Blog"
The Cliff of Time
Akira Sakata / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Ketil Gutvik / Paal Nilssen-Love
"The music here is a rollercoaster of emotions, played by excellent musicians who seem to have great fun. And the sound is transparent and crispy too. -Martin Schray, Free Jazz Blog"
Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilssen-Love
"A focused force of nature, the trio burns a path as precise as a straight line, and as deep as a scar. -Bird is the Worm"
Trost Live Series 001
"The word Arashi - 嵐 - means storm in Japanese, and this recording justifies Arashi's reputation as one of the most powerful, exciting working groups. -Eyal Hareuveni, Free Jazz Blog"
""On the albums third track, the trio demonstrates how tight they are. Their collaborative effort and responsiveness inside a vehicle running at full speed is very impressive." -Gustav Lindqvist, Free Jazz Blog"
Mi Casa Es En Fuego
"Ballister started to play and from the very first moment the place was on fire. Ballister soon got it all together – their rock approach, their excellent musicianship, their ability to play together, the fun they obviously have. -Martin Schray, Free Jazz Blog"
"From the very beginning, with the bright and lone bass drum hit of Nilssen-Love, you’re swallowed by the tension and the vigor emanated by this trio. It doesn’t matter if they’re in a frantic crescendo or in a slower passage, they are just always uncovered and coarse, pure and immediate. -Janus and Karl, Free Jazz Blog"
"This is Ballister. Handle with care. Named after the origins of the crossbow, Paal Nilssen-Love (Drums), Fred Lonberg-Holm (Cello, Electronics), and Dave Rempis (Saxophones), collectively pull back the arrow with all their might and pull the trigger with no regard for innocent bystanders. -Phillip Coombs, Free Jazz Blog"