But it’s the one piece that did not result from that scheme that provides the best reason for hearing this disc. Martin Suckling’s Candlebird is a superbly accomplished cycle of settings for baritone (the ever secure Leigh Melrose) of poems by Don Paterson, all but one of them based on other poets’ words. The intertwining of voice and instruments is immaculate, the musical language, in which microtones coexist comfortably with long melodic lines and expressively potent harmony, is utterly surefooted.
— Andrew Clements