“This led to the sensation that the orchestra was an organism slowly breathing, ripples running across its surface with such variety of colour and shape and detail...”
“A striking and lovely piece.”
-
Simon Cummings, 5:4 


“Before I learned anything about this piece, I knew that I loved it. It grabbed me because it reminds me of so much of pieces of other music that I love: It’s got the warm embrace of early Sigur Ros, the hint of tragedy of some of Angelo Badalamenti’s music for Twin Peaks, a little bit of the watery mystery of Missy Mazzoli’s “Song from the Uproar,” and a shimmering depth that I can only assume is Vaka’s…”
– Second Inversion


“Erlendis is a soothing, string-drenched excursion, thick in mystery and melancholy.  As the violin and the twin cellos cast their nets into a sonic sea, the piano, clarinet, french horn and bass flute keep them afloat.  Boat hulls creak, waves crash, cod dart…”
- A Closer Listen


“…Vaka proves to be an imaginative composer and capable multi-instrumentalist supported by a variety of ensemble performers… “

“…It sounds as if it might be emulating the blooming of its namesake flower as a somber, heavily textured drone slowly gives way to shimmering, tender piano lines.  At this point the album is itself in full bloom and reaches skyward with the celestial choral voices featured in ‘Gætni’…”
- Stationary Travels