"After beginning with Peter Kowald (the CD Open Secrets) . . . and an exemplary collaboration with Derek Bailey (the CD right off . . . Bechegas offers us, in this discursively open work, confrontation, tension, but also mutual seduction."
(Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée)
"Both are great works … if easy to adhere to the “tribalism“ character of “Open Frontiers“ is the less expressionism, the given space to the metamorphose structures building, and the more creation of strengthen atmospheres Open Speech “, that capture the attention."
(Rui Eduardo Paes)
"Going mano à mano with two of the founders of European Free Music is no challenge for the faint-hearted… and your only weapons are a couple of small metallic flutes. But Lisbon-based Carlos Bechegas has the talent and technique to hold his own in these situations.
Both these CDs prove that Bechegas is another Portuguese innovator. Investigate either of these CDs - especially Open Speech - and open yourself up to a new flute voice."
(Ken Waxman, One Final Note)
"His unique vocabulary, somewhere between Schoenberg Op.19, Dolphy, Cecil Taylor and Ran Blake, is the perfect foil for Bechegas's florid."
(Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic)
"The two free spirits wander through an intricate maze of complexities on five spontaneously evolving selections. Bechegas is a mighty force in this union… brings out of the flute seemingly impossible tones depicting rage and anger. This highly challenging encounter of like-minded musicians touches every crack and crevice of the emotional spectrum, making it a representative of creative art at its best."
(Frank Rubolino, Cadence)