Gezeitenstrom – Musikmagazin, 28/7, 2020

“The atmosphere created is very dreamy with romantic melancholy, which sometimes contains a laconic subtone. Soundscapes are built up very calmly and deliberately. Sentimental, fragile and with a certain longing. Especially when there are slight sounds of nature. The album ignites an aurora borealis on the listener.”
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Igloo Magazine, 6/12, 2019

“But in this comfortable sound environment, we are never bored. Oscillators come in, anchor a piece and then subtly shift its mood. The layers of piano interact with the crystal-clear sound of the violin.”

The Listening Room, 30/3, 2019

“Not to be overshadowed by his wonderful full-length Contingencies released earlier this year on Archives, is this 4-track EP by Mikael Lind which finds using a wide array of acoustic and digital pianos whose sound material has been modified through preparation, splicing, granular synthesis, reversal, and other techniques with striking results (pun somewhat intended).”

Unter dem Radar, 27/9, 2018

“Strings and Clusters is an acoustic journey between the icebergs. Electronic structures, breathtaking violin and cello performances, and a broad understanding of music are the supporting pillars of this listening pleasure.”

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Drifting Almost Falling, 27/9, 2018

“If you are looking for a more traditional modern classical release, this may not be for you. However if you are looking for a release that is about exploring musical genres, instrumentation and techniques to re-think what a modern classical release is, then this will suit you perfectly.”

A Closer Listen, 3/4, 2016

“In the same fashion, Lind has emerged from his own hiatus to craft a gorgeous set of surprisingly different material: a gamble that few composers take, and that even fewer composers execute so well.”

Silent Season, 14/3, 2016

“The best album cover of the season goes to Julia Guther for Mikael Lind‘s Intentions and Variations (Morr Music, 8 April).  The album begins with tender piano, but the tracks end up swallowed in drone.  Maybe it’s just the cover art talking, but the sound seems like that of stars falling.”

Nitestylez, 12/3, 2016

“Scheduled for release on April 8th, 2k16 on Berlin’s Morr Music-imprint is “Intentions And Variations”, the latest musical outing created by Icelandic composer / producer Mikael Lind who is making his label debut with this one. Taking us deep into his sonic world with a bundle of five tracks we see Mr. Lind working on tender pianos, ethereal strings and decent, still harmonic distortions perfectly blending in into the overall Ambient beauteousness of his work”.

Self-Titled Mag, 26/2, 2016

“Like much of Mikael Lind‘s work, the title track in his upcoming Intentions and Variations EP starts off slowly with a few slight piano melodies that rise and fall patiently. Waves of distortion enter the picture eventually though, bringing with them the lingering sense that something’s not quite right here. “