"The success of The Sun Though the Rain is the trio's ability to gradually build the music, they follow the music and build up themes and harmonic colors as time passes. Each uses a less is more approach to create a complex music web, sometimes becoming more obscure and noisy in trajectory, and at times, becoming introspectively simple and quiet. Do not think you have it figured out though, every time you think it's a purgation of noise, the trio brings it into focus and comes back to another audible gesture of pure musical freedom victory. Bilodeau, Garcia and Herskovits follow parallel lines conjuring something new and unexpected in the purest time of all, in the moment. This is the core of The Sun Though the Rain a collective improvisational success."
-All About Jazz
(Translated from Russian): "Steve Bilodeau alone makes active use of electronics to add depth and crunch to the overall sound of the trio. It is difficult to pin down his style. His range extends from, say, George Benson, to the late British guitarist Derek Bailey. At any given moment, depending on the piece, Steve may choose any point on this broad continuum. If I were forced to narrow down the comparison, I would say his style is reminiscent of Elliott Sharp, recognizing that this definition is mostly symbolic. In any case, Bilodeau is an interesting and deep master of his instrument, and his music will be eagerly enjoyed by fans of free improvisation."
"The Sun Through The Rain captures Steve and his musical companions through explorations that display great nuance, maturity and cohesiveness. Steve's guitar sound in particular is daringly refreshing and a preview to what promises to be a rewarding musical career. A great album."
-Grammy-nominated saxophonist Miguel Zenon
"Steve Bilodeau brings his guitar and use of electronics to join with the team of Richard Garcia (sax) and Dor Herskovitz (drums) for a mix of ambiance and swinging exploration. Guitar effects team up with sounds of rain to open the album, leading to some spacey noodles and echoes teaming with Garcia’s sax and Herkovitz’s droning groove on “The Smell of Rain.” Metallic distortion and heavy hitting beats are driven forward on “Asylum” as well as on the elliptical “Free, Me?” Sonic drapery is felt during “The Sun Through the Rain” and “Love Astray” making this album an interesting tug of war between R.E.M. and caffeine."
(Translated from Italian): "These are sessions born during the US presidential elections and perhaps also for this traces of this work all the restlessness dictated by the profound uncertainty of the moment, so full of anxiety, worry but also of hope that only moments so tumultuous can generate. Flirting with electronics led Bilodeau to expand the possibilities of his music, a varied use of the effects, sometimes magnificently environmental as in the conclusive title track are other characteristics in dowry to this musician of immense talent able to open the doors of a a different and still largely unexplored world?"