The Best New Jazz on Bandcamp January 2017, Dave Sumner (17/02/2017)
"There's a strange poetry to the music of Les Chroniques de l'Inutile. One moment, the septet is deep into a passage of slowly mutating post-jazz guitar melodicism, only to have its developing shape obliterated by bursts of wind instrument harmonies. Then there are other times when the clear path of a straight-forward modern jazz piece is muddied by a sudden disassembly into the random motion of free jazz. Each piece of Virgule suggests a structural intent, and yet for every instance of cadential familiarity and alliterative effect, the sextet breaks things down—often in ways that contradict with patterns and alternative structures all their own. This album is an endless source of intrigue."