So This Is the Dining Room
On Recloose's debut EP, he ambitiously integrates several different styles of music into a synergy of scrambled sampled percussion, jazzy horns, and a taste for free-form structuring. Though short -- with only three extended songs and two short songs -- So This Is the Dining Room is a brave record full of ambition and grand ideas that isn't quite as effective in practice as in theory, but a noteworthy record nonetheless. As a whole, it aims to break down stylistic barriers with it's heavy use of percussive samples (rather than drum machines) and it's tendency to blend many different sounds into a jazz-like structure. A promising debut full of good ideas, overall. ~ Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide.