2007 release features seven exquisite works of chamber music for small ensembles with Electronics. This debut album by composer Nico Muhly was created with producer Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjrk, Bonnie "Prince" Billy) in Reykjavik, Iceland and in New York, Muhly's hometown. Since having graduated from the Juilliard School for composition in 2004, 25 year-old Muhly has been causing significant ripples in modern music circles with a variety of projects. He has collaborated closely with artists as diverse as Antony (from Antony and the Johnsons who guests on Speaks Volumes) and Philip Glass, with whom he's had a long-standing relationship working on numerous stage works and film scores. Muhly played on Bjrk's album Med£lla where he met Sigurdsson and the idea of working together on an album was soon discussed. He then worked with Bjrk on the score for conceptual artist Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9 film. Speaks Volumes doesn't sound like most classical records. It is not an idealized version of live musical performance or a substitute for the authentic live experience. It is not intended to conform to the nineteenth-century experience of classical music. Speaks Volumes was approached from a different direction. Sigurdsson's recording and production doesn't sit back and let the music sweep the listener away emotionally; it leans forward in exacting scrutiny and urges the listener to pay attention. Moteer.
ジャケットに貼付されている作品解説をそのまま引き写すと、本作内容は「Chamber music with electronics」で、チェンバーの部分はチェロ、ハープ、ヴァイオリン、クラリネット他でマーリーの担当楽器はピアノにチェレスタ、エレクトロニクスの部分とプロデュース、ミキシングをアイスランドのヴァルジャー何とかさん（発音不明で読めません）が担当している。
This is a cd that marks Mr. Muhly out as a young composer to watch, a confident modern voice that is not afraid to acknowledge his influences nor so arrogant as to dismiss them. No, it's not party music. But it is music and that music is challenging, approachable, enjoyable and always intriguing.
No doubt his voice will be heard for time to come as he continues to explore his vast inner landscape.
I will continue to follow