“I admit – I’ve been a fan of Raxtu Raxti’s creative work since they started to perform together. The engaging contributions of everyone in the group is definitely commendable, but especially I’d like to note Kristine Karkle, I can listen to her voice without getting tired – not only Mother Nature was generous in regards of her musical abilities, but Kristine herself seems to have done a lot to polish the tune of her voice and at the same time making it feel like it is intacted – delightfully pure vocal. Edgars Karklis ability to play pipe is an ultra-fine achievement of it self, personally stamped and ear-pleasing mark of “Raxtu Raxtu”.”

 /Orests Silabriedis – musical journalist, composer. Magazine “Mūzikas Saule” February 18th, 2018/

“Raxtu Raxti has been playing together for six years and already have produced four albums – the band is quite productive. This artistic union unites two powerful streams of Latvian music: traditional folk song and almost a folk song, namely, the musical influence of Imants Kalnins. If your tongue gets tangled and the group accidentally comes to be called “Radu Raxti”, it won’t be too wrong, as many of the people involved here are united by different kinship ties. In their musical folk-post-folklore niche, “Raxtu Raxti” is like a daughter of wealthy folks who are not lacking in jewelry, accomplishments or dowry chests.”

/Aija Biezaite – ethnomusicologist. Magazine “Mūzikas Saule” February 18th, 2018/

“”Raxtu Raxti” continues its task of combining the music of Imants Kalniņš and Latvian folklore. And they do it well, and the new album confirms it. Subjectively, this seems to be the most successful album of Raxtu Raxti. It doesn’t lack a thing,- it offers lyrical ballad with beautiful instrumental interludes and also joyful pop-folk songs and as a surprise between the songs there is a typical folklore male song and a vigorous instrumental composition that could easily be mistaken for a Western European folk band. The band’s musicians are professionals, so it’s no wonder that everything is played and worked out till the very last detail. A miracle I would like to consider is Kristine Karkle’s superb voice. Her I want to listen to over and over again.”

/Oskars Patjanko – ethnomusicologist. Magazine “Mūzikas Saule” February 18th, 2018/