• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2006

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Give Mobile time, and it will fasten itself, embed its patterns, and stay with you longer than you could have imagined a solo percussion album ever could.
  2. There are very few albums being made quite like this, so do partake.
  3. Kotche delivers on all accounts, tastefully propelling the music into timelessness, nearly filling the shoes of his faves: The Band’s Levon Helm, Beefheart’s Drumbo.
  4. While it is obviously a showcase for Kotche's admirable skills as a drummer, more importantly it reveals his considerable abilities as a composer, too.
  5. Mojo
    A specialist release, perhaps, but one that is ambitious, accessible and beautifully played. [May 2006, p.112]
  6. The Wire
    A high-level concept album that never wastes a note. [#266, p.59]
  7. Although these pieces are wrought with meticulous detail, they're rarely memorable.
  8. Demonstrates... that artists are rarely more inspired than when creating for themselves alone.
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  1. MusicaliDrew
    Jun 7, 2006
    Much better, much more musical than one would expect. It's not just an album of drum solos, it's an album of songs. Recommended by me.