Let's be honest: the best presents are often those we give ourselves. But what gift would be appropriate for a guitar quartet celebrating 20 years on the stage? A comparison can give us a clue: what do a couple give each other after 20 years of marriage? Perhaps a journey to an unknown destination during which they reminisce about their past and imagine their future together? Or maybe something practical instead? The Eos Guitar Quartet at any rate - although it most certainly has a practical bent too - decided against new music stands and for a journey of adventure - naturally one accompanied by 24 strings. The idea was to put together 20 miniature compositions by 20 different composers in order to celebrate the passing of 20 years and take the step into the next 20. After all, 20 years of Eos are hardly enough. So Project 20+ was born. Ultimately, 21 musicians from all over the world took part - as indicated by the formula 20+. The composers were asked only to include a thematic reference to rosy-fingered Eos, Greek goddess of dawn and her entourage, and not to go beyond two to three minutes. The result was this stunning album that rises to the occasion of marking such an important milestone.