Selected press quotes with links to full articles:

“Both of these discs (Crickets and Air Ceremony) are amongst the most promising and inventive discs I’ve heard from under-recognized members of the current Downtown network.” —Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

Both 2018 releases from OOYH Records made the top-20 in Jazz Right Now’s Best-of Albums of 2018, with Air Ceremony at #17 and Crickets at #19. (full list)

Adam Hopkins’ Crickets (OOYH 001)

CRICKETS was ranked as the #2 Best Debut Album in the 2018 NPR Jazz Critics Poll.

Best Debut Album of 2018 by El Intruso, Music and More, NYC Jazz Record, JazzdaGama, Jazz Trail, and Stalker 21.

Best of 2018 on Avant Music News (full list), One of the Top 20 Best Albums of 2018 by Jazz Right Now (full list), Best of 2018 (Jazz/Fusion) on Something Else! (full list)

“While seemingly an incompatible musical proposition, Crickets works on practically any level, announcing Hopkins’ OOYH label as the one to watch.” —Beat Media (full review)

Crickets introduces Adam Hopkins as one of the few talents with the vision to make jazz directed at the current and future generations, not the past ones.” —S. Victor Aaron, Something Else! (full review)

“…compelling and unconventional jazz compositions juxtaposed with blowouts. This is a singular release and hopefully the first of many from Hopkins.” —Avant Music News (full review)

“There is something different going on here than the usual Downtown noise/improv.” —Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery (full review)

**** “From the opening circular melody of “They Can Swim Backwards but Sometimes Choose Not To” built upon a deadly groove to the distorted madness of “Scissorhands,” the band plays with forceful conviction, shattering ear drums and taking no prisoners.” —David Menestres, Free Jazz Collective (full review)

**** "Hopkins’ debut unpacks a thrill-a-minute suite rooted in grunge, indie, and punk.” —MOJO Magazine

“Hopkins employs adroit compositional strategies throughout the recording, aiming at an inviting hybridity, which he has all the reasons to be proud of. This is a wonderful start for him as a leader.” —Jazz Trail (full review)

“Creative and inspired by punk rock energy, there's a lot of cool things going on here well worth taking notice of. An accomplished debut…it's obvious great things lie ahead.” —Midwest Record (full review)

“Exploding with a diversity of musical ideas…music that lives from contrasts that are well aimed by Hopkins’ musical vision.” —Vital Weekly (full review)

“It’s heartening to see the DIY spirit of yesteryear alive and well as we do on Crickets.” —In On The Corner (full review)

“An enthusiastic, and technically brilliant album.” —Squidco

“If you like your jazz forward-looking, seasoned with fractious horns and head-bobbing beats, this fits the bill nicely.” —NYC Jazz Record

“…the improvisation is clamorous and full of life and joyous noise.” —Music and More (full review)

“Mudball, the first single from the album, is a sombre and riveting composition, driven by its entrancing bassline and emblazed by a multi-layered melody highlighting the restlessness and the brashness of the saxophone trio at the forefront. The piece meticulously builds, bobbing and weaving on a path to destruction, only to be dismantled and disassembled into the organized chaos and cacophony of an extended and abstract improvisation led by the horn of Webber.” — (full article)

Dustin Carlson’s Air Ceremony (OOYH 002)

“Amongst the most promising and inventive discs I’ve heard from under-recognized members of the current Downtown network. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery (full review)   

“Sophisticated, intricate, lyrical and compelling compositions driving the enthusiasm and exuberance of their ceremony!” —Squidco

“Take late 80s Tim Berne circa 'Fulton St. Maul', combine with the propulsive machines from 'Red'-era King Crimson and leaven with a substantial dose of good old-fashioned free jazz, a pinch of Threadgill and a dash  of thrash and you are in the ballpark.” “The band is tight, Carlson's able guitar work tending to lead the way through the juicy throb. This will be right up the alley of many.” —Just Outside (full review)

“The album as a whole is filled with music that never fully grounds itself and never really feels like it needs to. Where this kind of music lives is in the space around you, floating and fleeting.” —Jazz Right Now (full review)

**** “Throughout Air Ceremony you can tell these are performers who love to improvise together.” —Audiofile Audition (full review)