|The Electrics - Chain of accidents|
"The Electrics shift smoothly acsoss adjacent genres, edging over from free jazz simmer to intricate small sound mosaics. They wary pace and dynamics expertly, and the energy flow is unaffected by their collectrive descent to the molecular level of buzz, tap, purr and whirr. It´s like total music conception fully realised by highly skilled players who impose no limits on their instruments."
- Julian Cowley - The Wire
"Incredible synergy between all players. Real, live, modern jazz. Superb."
- Francois Couture - All-Music Guide
"One of the most satisfying - and spontaneous - recent EuroImprov recitals. A true Northern European super group"
- Ken Waxman - Jazz Weekly
The Electrics - Live at Glenn Miller Café
"An EC-super group, the the quartet members are international negotiators of both Free Improv and more traditional sounds. In fact, Ericson´s pressured bass clarinet glissandi coupled with Dörner´s triple-laden flutter tonguing on "Electroots" characterizes one unique outpouring. Partially curlicue and rococo, Håker Flaten´s slap bass and Strid´s rim-rubbing also link the piece to earlier jazz. Climaxing with whispering timbres - as do most of the other tunes - it makes a telling contrast to ´Electrash´ which preceeds it. Here, the prickly layering of braying brass notes and slurry saxophone snorts reference the New Thing. But the spittle-encrusted glottoral horn tones never shift the group as a whole away from passionate audience communication.
Unless sanctioned musical conservatism has sadly reshaped jazz´s innate definitions, Live should be recognized without qualifications as an identifying archetype of top-flight contemporary improvisation."
- Ken Waxman - Coda
"This time it´s The Electrics with the long awaited sequel to Chain of Accidents.
It´s also the best recording yet to emerge from the GMC.
The Electrics is another of those groups after my own heart, one that can play free and swing hard and see no contradiction between the two. Improvised Free Jazz, I called it elsewhere.
It´s wonderful to hear Dörner playing crisp and clear, the Tony Fruscella of new music, instead of gurgling and hissing (which he also does, and very well too). The interplay between him and Ericson, especially when the latter takes to the bass clarinet, recalls the mighty Die Enttauschung (and, standing between them in the shadows, the Dolphy/Little Five Spot quintet)."
- Dan Warburton
"This is some intense stuff, tight, exciting and incredibly well done. There are moments when the trumpet and tenor sax wail, bend their notes and end up on the very same note. Both Sture on all three reeds and Axel on trumpets appear to have a most sympathetic communication. They are hooked up and bend their notes together.. On ´Electrance´ the uartet goes for that minimal thing with rubbed percussion, breathy trumpet and suspense-filled bass sounds. This is a well-balanced quartet where all plaers are of equal importance, each excells in their own way. I only know of reedsman, Sture Ericson, from the other Electrics disc, yet he is outstanding throughout, whether screaming on tenoror playing twisted sounds on either clarinet. Drummer, Raymond Strid, is also pretty constantly amazing at balancing the dynamics from the ferocious to the intricate.
This is certainly that edge-of-your-seat sort of excitement where all you know is that something incredible is in store yet you never know which direction they will head into next."
- Downtown Music Gallery - Bruce Lee Gallanter