Re: Paganini Rocks & Aerodynamic:
[Paganini Rocks] fuses acoustic instruments with electronic effects and sweeping strings with dreamy celesta cycles, creating an airy and sensual score for an imaginary ballet... The craftsmanship on display here already hints at the fact that, for Hodge, Paganini Rocks wasn't the first step into the neo-classical limelight. His remix of Daft Punk's Aerodynamic, for example, retained the French original's sexy euphoria, while infusing it with a touch of grandness and anthemic splendour - marking its creator as one of the few voices on the scene capable of not just mimicking the serene beauty of classical music, but of matching its compositional intricacy to boot.
Tobias Fischer, Tokafi
Re: Piano Interrupted EP2
Now this is a good, good record. Tom Hodge does a lot of soundtrack work and he's formed a band of sorts with electronic producer Franz Kirman. The results are pretty brilliant in places.. At times the changes in pace are so sharp you wonder whether something's up with the recording. It's fab... very much "Lost Chord" era Moody Blues hanging out with Nils Frahm
Richard Foster, Incendiary Mag
This London-based quartet fuse Tom Hodge's piano melodies with electronica, strings and drums over thirty minutes of intriguing instrumentals. Though there are hints of the currently burgeoning neo-classical scene, echoes of Portico Quartet and Cinematic Orchestra emphasise their jazzy leanings, while Franz Kirmann's glitchy tinkering ensure a suitably peaceful outcome.
Wyndham Wallace, Music Week
For the past two years creative polymaths Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann, film-makers, editors, musicians and writers between them, have been working on what can only be described as a sublime union between electronica and the outer reaches of classical solo piano.
Jean-Robert Saintil, Chorus and Echo
A subtle and well-produced foray into glitchy electronica, cinematic sound design and classical piano
It's sometimes said that a good musician keeps their origins close to them and they can always be heard in the music they create, no matter how far they sound like they've strayed. Piano Interrupted are a good example of this idea in action.
One Thirty BPM
Re: Media composition
Compared with others of his generation he is both more cynical and more realistic about his profession. He once devised a stand-up comedy routine for the Edinburgh Festival called 'Confessions of a Jingle Writer'. Meanwhile he acknowledges that the artistic freedom he seeks is double-edged: inspiring but also scary.
Rick Jones, Classical Music & Muso magazines
Re: Piano Interrupted EP1
Together they send stately compositions through a digital shredder to come away with something unexpectedly breathtaking — four fractured, but strangely organic tracks which simultaneously evoke thoughts of Autechre, Glacier and solo piano chamber music... Haunting, glistening and, to me at least, infinitely replayable.
Little White Earbuds
Stark though melodic piano pieces, glitches...stubby, sluggy beats...a delicate throat-catching quality.
Re: We Anchor in Hope remix for Codes in the Clouds
In other highlights, Tom Hodge draws out all the neo-classical beauty from 'We Anchor In Hope'