"Beautiful, weightless music, miraculously open, loose and inviting. Like Russell's World Of Echo LP from the same era, this music is as natural as breathing, and once heard, almost as necessary."
- The Wire, Issue 364, May 2014.
"The music itself is a beautiful melding of acoustic timbres with a repetitive flow, maintaining a lyric narrative that is absent in the work of a lot of the current minimalist fashionistas. Ruyle's tabla work sparkles over the thrashing rhythms of Ahmed's percussion, while the rest of the ensemble chants a seamless liturgy throughout. Lateral Pass is a lovely testament to Arthur Russell's influence and Zummo's penchant for modernity."
– Exclaim! (8/10)
"This year's most beautiful record."
– Nik Colk Void of Factory Floor
#20 in The Wire's Top 50 Archival Releases of 2015.
The Wire, Issue 371, January 2015.
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It's generating a huge response, scoring a total of 93 points in meta-critics. AllMusic described the album as "a record that has complex content but is easily and confidently delivered with lyrics and a combination of jazz throngs and exquisite rhythms," and NME gives it a perfect score of five, describing it as a completely flawless record. A record that doesn't always fall on this year's list of albums of 2018 released by many media outlets. jwsmusic