|Hans REICHEL has never accepted the conventional idea of what a guitar should look or sound like. Since the beginning of the seventies he has busied himself with the alteration of guitars and construction of new types of instrument. Hans REICHEL is an inventor of guitars, a man obsessed with sound, a wood «freak« and a musical constructor. His work disproves the theory that the «discovery« of strange sounds is the exclusive domain of the synthesizer specialists and the computer freaks.
… Like Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Canada´s Tim Brady and a few of rock´s iconoclasts (say, Phil Manzanera or Can´s Michael Karoli REICHEL is a transformer; like those players at their best, he creates music of such imagination that the technique, far from calling attention to itself, is secondary to the music produced.
Coda Magazine (Canada), No. 246, Nov/Dec 1992