"There’s something intangible and beautiful about the four songs that make up Love is War. Mathieu Blake’s vocals sound like the whiskey-fueled brawl that should’ve broken out between Jim Morrison and Tom Waits circa 1972. Blake’s lyrics are haunting and sad, but the music rarely let’s on to the ache in his words. It’s the laugh that inexplicably comes out after being told bad news. The title track is a bouncing blast that perfectly encases you in Blake’s vocals, . Sadly, the EP, with only four songs, wraps up far too soon. I wanted more songs, more stories and more bleak confessions of a love gone horribly wrong."
"Lotus Blake is an inspiration and shines a great light into our community. I am honored to have them perform at my events and to have used their music in some of my videos. Mathieu is a true blessing to work with."
"Mathieu Blake's astonishing energy enthusiasm brilliance and genius as a musician and person shine as bright as his willingness his desire to collaborate with the best in all genres artistic expression and endeavor. I am honored to work with him, and his band(s), whenever and wherever. May The Creative Forces of Limitless Light Love Truth Honesty and Creativity bless Mathieu Blake and his work forever." Ron Whitehead, poet & writer november, 2009