Design by Austin Boyer
It is to the great credit of Cut Circle that they take this accumulation of strong feelings very seriously . . . with great individual, expressive, sometimes idiosyncratic expression, [giving] each individual song its own color and shape. With its flexible vocal technique, the ensemble more than does justice to the vocal–technical brilliance and emotional depth of the music.
This is pathbreaking. Sung with beautiful balance and intonation . . . the tempos are perfectly judged . . . sets new standards for the recording of such music and will be a model for many more to come.
Cut Circle is a "rare pearl" in the panorama of American early music groups. This valuable recording confirms the ensemble's high standard and artistic maturity. ... Excellent enunciation . . . [a] vocal approach . . . both linguistically correct and far from any sort of preciousness. . . . Also outstanding is the choice of acoustic. ... Cut Circle engages brilliantly with the songs of Johannes Ockeghem. . . a passionate reading of his complete chansons.