“The acoustic conditions in the historic casting hall of Sayner Hütte are outstanding, at least when The Wave Marimba Quartet plays. (…)
Tango on four Marimbas? Yes, it works. And it works because it is played with such enthusiasm, rhythmic verve, and skill. The explosive impulses of the tango lie almost in the nature of the wooden instruments. The rough chord of Piazzolla’s Bandoneon and guitar finds its equivalent in the sharp attack of 16 Marimbamallets in eight hands. The melancholy sobbing of the tango takes on the form of violently starting, then transforms to a delicate tremolo.
Later on, the South America will return to the baroque roots of European art. The reason why the quartet was founded in 2008 was to play Johann Sebastian Bach’s concerto for two harpsichords in C major, which was transformed into an equally serious performance and delightful listening experience from the four Marimba musicians.”
Andreas Pecht – the whole article in German www.rhein-zeitung.de