"Melting River," as a limited-edition vinyl album, features two bonus tracks not found on the digital download and is packed with surprises, from the soaring, impressionistic tune "Birds" to the closing track, "Never Is a Good Time," a brisk, eastern European-inflected, emotional rollercoaster in which Ljova shifts seamlessly from lament to dance to lament--it's like experiencing all the joys and sadness of life in a two-and-a-half-minute fiddle tune.
Cahill, Greg (2014) Reviews--Discs: Life in a Fiddle Tune. In: Strings, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 80. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/1007557/.