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-NEW YORK TIMES, Jon Pareles’s top 10 albums of 1985
Mikel Rouse Broken Consort’s chamber orchestra recording A Walk In The Woods was Rouse’s most ambitious venture yet. Working with legendary engineer Martin Bisi (who recorded many of Rouse’s early works) and co-producer James Bergman, the ensemble set out to make a musical statement that would bridge the worlds of minimalism and rock in an elegant and understated recording. They certainly achieved their goal, as the recording made the New York Times Top Ten Records of 1985. This was all the more impressive as the ensemble never toured for this recording. A Walk In The Woods would also prove to be the ensembles most succesful record to date.