Gramophone Magazine reviews Mark Abel’s new Time and Distance recording in their October 2018 issue:
Mark Abel’s fourth CD on Delos is rich in those moments of inspiration when a composer first comes under the spell of poetry. His marriages of subtly charged music with an eclectic modernist twist to emotionally provocative, introspective texts work best in Those Who Loved Medusa, set to Kate Gale’s haunting poem, in which Hila Plitmann gloriously evokes Medusa…Carol Rosenberger, returning to the recording studios for the first time in recent years, infuses the involving piano part with characteristic chaste beauty, percussionist Bruce Carver adds whisks and whips of colour to the feminist drama. Also notable is In the Rear-View Mirror, Now… with Tali Tadmor taking over at the piano and Abel adding—Laurence Vittes, Gramophone Magazine
ambienceand a unique lyrical line at the organ. … Abel heads in another direction with The Ocean of Forgiveness, exploring intimate poems of love, desolation andreconciliation by Joanne Regenhardt in quiet, moving ways. … Recorded at the Bridge studios in Glendale, California, the sound is always natural and gorgeous.