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- Spinifex Amphibian Ardour

“Fun. Effective. Collaborative … Punk exuberance is doused by Necrophagist-level precision.” Andrey Henkin, The New York City Jazz Record

“…only working bands as Spinifex can reach such high and tight levels of communication and sonic scope…” Eyal Hareuveni, Salt-Peanuts.eu

“… ongebonden, vrij, wars van grenzen en geborneerde opvattingen.” Coen de Jonge, Jazzism

“… an hour of cutting-edge contemporary jazz … music that is at the same time free and daring … a unique trip on a runaway rollercoaster.”
Guy Peters, enola.be

- Spinifex Veiled

Dave Foxall (Jazz Journal, UK): “ambitious yet unpretentious, tight, catchy, but also fearlessly exploratory and experimental.”

“‘Veiled’ has got it, because it’s so on target, supertight, groovy, transparent, contrapuntal, marvelously playful, almost (!) unpretensious, catchy and just well rounded off, so there is no other choice than to be overjoyed by listening…” Freistil

“Brilliantly composed and executed … abounding creativity, highly recommended!”
Kris Vanderstraeten, Jassepoes

“What’s exciting—and impressive—about Spinifex’s music is the way the group manages to absorb and synthesize a variety of influences (jazz, punk, metal, Indian, etc.) and then produce something greater than a simple grab-bag of styles … if you haven’t heard Spinifex yet, now is the perfect time to dive in.” Eric McDowell, Free Jazz Collective

- Spinifex Maximus

“There is detail and thoroughness and passages which follow the most seminal of orchestral models, Duke Ellington’s … what’s done is among the best one can find today in this music business … this record puts us in heaven.”
Rui Eduardo Paes, jazz.pt *****

“… Everyone here seems to bring out the best in each other, perhaps even things otherwise inaccessible…. we get everything from snaking unisons to free-form blowing—a bountiful piece from a bountiful group of musicians.” Eric McDowell, Free Jazz Collective ****½

“… Spinifex shows that tight ensemble play and seeming chaos don’t need to contradict each other at all. Listening to Maximus I experience an excitement … the sensation of wild but controlled energy, of bountiful musical force.”
Mischa Andriessen, Jazzmozaïk

- Spinifex 2005-2015

“For 10 years, Spinifex has been one of the most adventurous jazz ensembles in-or outside of the Netherlands.” Helen Moors, moors magazine

“Spinifex deserves it. Your ears do too. Treat them to this abundance.” René van Peer, Gonzo Circus

- Spinifex Hipsters Gone Ballistic

“… All selections are played with sheer abandon and joyful passion, from the first second to the last one. All compositions feature restless shifts and complex dynamics as well as the highly collaborative and versatile interplay of this well-rehearsed quintet…” Eyal Hareuveni, allaboutjazz

“… The recording is notable for its juxtaposition of complex figures, flawlessly doubled by trumpeter Gijs Levelt and alto saxophonist Tobias Klein, in contrast to unfettered, free-form sections, the two approaches relentlessly overlapping throughout… ending memorably on the Klezmer-goes-Bollywood “Sre Valli Devasenapathe.”
Tom Greenland, The New York City Jazz Record

“Looking for a record that hits hard and never where you expect it? Bam! Hipsters Gone Ballistic is a neverending flurry of pops to the jaw. Ultratight tunes borrowing from jazzpunk and avant-prog.” Monsieur Délire, Monsieur Délire