Rick Anderson, writing for AllMusic, said that Hall and Metheny "...are such a natural fit that it's amazing no one's thought of getting them together for a duo album before." He said the "...interplay is nothing short of astounding, and the five improvisational pieces...sometimes sound as organized as the standards." He said "...the complete lack of high frequencies in both guitarists' tones might leave you wondering if you've got water in your ear", but that it "really is a wonderful album."
The All About Jazz review said that "what we hear...is certainly an affinity", and that the record is "...worthy of repeated listening". They praised the composition as well, saying that they "assume a deceptive melodic simplicity deepened in profundity by unconventional intervals or modulations that proceed unhurriedly as the sound washes over the listener."