"[Khyam Allami] epitomises the best of the new generation of oud players whose roots lie in the Eastern tradition but who also judiciously draw on a wider range of contemporary influences... his compositions are utterly bewitching."
5/5 - Songlines - Top of the World
"With its constant changes of mood and direction, Khyam Allami's debut album is a firm reminder of the oud's potential."
3/5 - The Guardian
"With An Apex, its most avant-garde track, at its centre... Using traditional Arabic scales, Allami shows how innovative the music can be." 4/5 - Evening Standard
"While the music conforms to Arab classical forms, its pensive, minimal contemporary feel could do for the oud what Rodrigo y Gabriela have done for the Spanish guitar."
4/5 - The Telegraph
"The presentation of Resonance-Dissonance gives absolutely nothing away, meaning-wise; however the overwhelming darkness of this music says it all."
"Though this is Khyam's debut album, he did not treat it as such. It is bold and ambitious. Risky for a first release, it was a risk worth taking. Khyam's solo oud weaves poetic melodies, at times dark and soulful. Joined by percussionist Vasilis Sarikis, Khyam pieces together an album that is meaningful and intense."