"Listening to Vortex Rikers is akin to peering over the shoulder of a Renaissance painter as his brush strokes delicately massage a canvas into a grandiose scene. [...] The Story So Far… presents a beautiful brooding and classical ambience that occasionally tosses the creaky ghostship across the tides into open water only to be pulled back into a rough patch. [...] The album is conceptual, ambitious and completely self-released, giving fans of dark dance music something more to ponder than some loop and drag."
- Mishka NYC
"Kinda witch. Kinda ambient. Kinda chilling."
- Brutal Resonance
"As if the party’s happening on the other side of a thin wall"
- i die:you die