Fire Monkey by Michael Robinson - Village Voice review

Michael Robinson: Fire Monkey (Azure Miles Records)

"He writes tonally and atonally at once with refreshing naivete, and is much taken with Asian timbres. Jade Streams and Ghosts are drone meditations, March Wind and Fire Monkey are whirlwinds, and the magna opera, Year of the Rooster and Mountain Temple, are his schizo counterpoint pieces that, on repeated listening, I like best of all. No telling where he's going to spin off to, but he's an original."

- Kyle Gann, Village Voice, 1994