"This is the second of three solo percussion discs for BVHaast by percussionist extraordinaire Arnold Marinissen. ... A wonderful collection of stimulating solo percussion performances."
Trouw/Netherlands, Anthony Fiumara, 13/03/2004:
"Fortunately, one did not have to wait long for the second solo cd by percussionist Arnold Marinissen. This "Layered Rhythms" is the second last in a series of three planned recordings. As far as I'm concerned it could have been many more than three in the first place, because the works that Marinissen brings together are pearls, each and every one of them. ... in "Rebonds" by Iannis Xenakis ... Marinissen shows an extraordinary degree of transparency. ... Marinissen manages with two arms and brain halves, without blowing the fuses."
Luister/Netherlands, Paul Janssen, 07-08/2004:
"... Marinissen shows himself to be a extraordinary percussionist. He breathes new life into Rebonds A & B, the stern and seemingly bare rhythmic work by Iannis Xenakis. ... in Bone Alphabet by complexity composer Brian Ferneyhough, perhaps the most notorious percussion composition, and considered unplayable, Marinissen makes a world of colour and sound appear, thereby dismantling its supposed unplayability. Very beautiful as well is the duet with himself in Cage's Child of Tree ... the most important news remains that Marinissen succeeds again in arresting the listener's attention for the full 50 minutes."
Rebounds (Iannis Xenakis), Recitative from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani (Elliott Carter), Genieting II for extended vibraphone (Willem Boogman), Improvisation from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani (Elliott Carter), January '94 (Margriet Hoenderdos), Canaries from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani (Elliott Carter), Bone Alphabet (Brian Ferneyhough), March from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani (Elliott Carter)