Irabagon shows his rigorous side on this album, but also a touch of earnest sentiment. Silent Smile (Urban Love Song), involves a busload of guests in what seems an intentionally unwieldy Valentine. And Camp Douglas, which appears in three electronically manipulated snippets, is a tune he has been playing at least since 2008: its namesake would seem to be the trumpeter Dave Douglas, a formative influence on Irabagon, and now one of his steady employers. Its treatment here suggests one summit reached, with many more ahead.
— NATE CHINEN, NY Times News Service