Indeed, Romus and associates have reached a milestone with this top-notch outing that defies strict categorizations when considering bridges between free improvisation and modern progressive jazz. It's a seamless incorporation of the best of many worlds.
—Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz review of Rising Colossus 2016
...sounds to me like what Charlie Parker should have sounded like if he was really as great as they say.
—Tom Hull, The Best Jazz Albums of 2014
Romus has been central to the creative music world of the West Coast for a number of years, and he keeps stretching the boundaries of originality with each new release. —Frank Rubolino onefinalnote.com/Cadence
Romus' sax rekindles that flame egregiously, thematic sketches becoming instant excuses for the instruments to coalesce into a gruelling mass of Pollockian sonic painting that plumps on the brain and self-adjusts until your synapses are completely disjointed. —Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes
Rent Romus and his Sax are the rudder, guiding the way....his frenzied summersaults lead the band ever upwards towards the sky. —Tobias Fischer, Tokafi
The center piece of the band is Rent Romus with his fantastic sax work, and like his contemporary Zorn, Romus has a long history in the music scene as well as in the established cultural art world working and collaborating with talented musicans. —Jackalblaster
“Romus' sax rekindles that flame egregiously, thematic sketches becoming instant excuses for the instruments to coalesce into a gruelling mass of Pollockian sonic painting that plumps on the brain and self-adjusts until your synapses are completely disjointed.” —Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes
“Swings like death and hell.” —Jack Lind, Det Fri Aktuelt, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Romus has a bold sound, unmistakable sincerity and conviction.” —Downbeat