"The music, being somewhere between composed and improvised, is also on a similar line halfway modern classical music and postrock/improvisation. It is music that is full of tension and mystery; you never know if it's going to burst and explode. Sometimes it does and sometimes it never seems to happen. It makes something quite powerful indeed; the group lives up to it's name."
Avant Music News
"In fact Raon, Sá and Martins, who formed Powertrio in 2007, create often delicate, shimmeringly beautiful surfaces of sound that put to best use the family resemblances of plucked, struck and strummed strings.From the first track, À flor do mal, the bright timbres of guitar and harp lend a characteristic tone that will color much of the release through various reworkings and filterings. O nervo e a outra dança moves into more contrastive territory, with a carillon-like chiming sound underscoring the piece and playing off the creaking and scraping sounds that arise within its framework. The mood is largely pensive, marked by suspended time and the sometimes surprising dramatic development of rising and falling dynamics. Di lontan fa specchio il mare, an arrangement of a work by Portuguese composer/pianist Constança Capedeville (1937-1992), holds interlocking melodic cells in a now overt, now covert state of tension. This austerely lovely piece is deliberately paced, with each note seemingly weighed and pondered before being allowed to sound. The closing Divertimento lightens the atmosphere with brief and rapid bursts of notes—resembling at times a fractured flamenco—that suggest a dance of halting steps growing bolder and more percussively assured."