The Mist (66'42") connects instantly with the listener. Showing remarkable cohesion this album's three tracks never stand still. Embracing simplicity, sleekness and space we wander behind K Markov through the adventurous vaporous realm of his three impressive +20 minute tracks. Beginning with a lilting keyboard solo The Mist almost immediately gains velocity - running up and down scales and arpeggios, improvising tunes and repeating interlocking patterns. The penetrating psychological drama rises, falls and moves agilely in interesting directions. Advancing with purpose - from delicate chords and twinkling chimes, to multi-layered mathematical-mechanical clockwork, over to an indistinct density of melodic disintegration - Markov's sound sense places the listener briefly amidst the mists of the past. Developing quickly each track uniquely rises out of the fog and into passages of heightened expression, then recede back down into a haze of satisfying resolutions. Markov's music is form moving in sound. It may be of lesser clarity than poetry, but certainly of finer shades and deeper effect. Weaving together two worlds The Mist demonstrates Markov's technical attributes and philosophical abilities - as is the case with all top level Space Musicians. He embodies both the history of Spacemusic, and its future.
- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END 25 December 2014