REVIEW EXCERPTS " [Lee's} sound is so astonishingly pure: it aches with the sadness of loss and the sadness of wisdom, pulses with the joy of being alive and whispers of an elegance almost too exotic to be true. Sydney Morning Herald 'Affecting, moving, admirable, the performing techniques involved, especially the breath control, defy belief'. International Herald Tribune '...atmospheric, even spell-binding music', 'Echoes of eternal time...haunting' New York Times 'He is, by any standards, a remarkable musician with an amazing command of fractional inflections of tones, achieved with a wide range of finger and breath attacks on every note'. '... Beautifully evocative sounds' Sydney Morning Herald 'Lee could serve as any performer's model in his ability to capture the attention of his audience immediately and straightforwardly'. The Australian '...a superb musician and an innovative and prolific composer.' 'The shakuhachi is a transcendentally beautiful instrument and Lee's playing has an emotional and meditative power which overwhelms his obvious technical expertise'. Sydney Morning Herald 'Riley Lee's tonal control is inescapably uncanny'. 'Most assuredly a master-player of the shakuhachi' 24 Hours (ABC Radio Guide) 'Lee's shakuhachi music has an unusually soft, lyrical sound, which offers a feeling of meditative beauty'. Japan Times, Tokyo "Riley Lee is a mesmerising figure on stage. His commanding presence demands attention and inspires confidence." "... Riley displayed staggering breath control." Courier Mail, Brisbane "Lee's solo line...for much of the time, is lulling, almost mesmeric, it's notes clothed in warm and mellow tones. Very occasionally, tone assumes a more abrasive quality that allows one to savour it's contrasting quietness all the more." West Australian, Perth.