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Hannu Karjalainen: A Handful of Dust Is A Desert (LP/CD/digital) OUT NOW on Karaoke Kalk  

"...no less than an ambient paradise..." -A Closer listen

"Eight deeply engrossing instrumentals that will satisfy fans of Max Richter and The Caretaker. 9/10" -The Letter

"Easily one of the loveliest things I've heard all year" -Beach Sloth

"A Handful Of Dust In A Desert is not an easy album to describe or categorise, and that is exactly the reason for why it feels so relevant. 10/10" -Juno Download

"The crossover between his musical and visual art sensibility is clear and present, as he makes effective use of a diverse range of iridescent synthetics and glistening glock’n’vibra tones to soundtrack a sort of future-basing magic realism" -Igloo Mag

"So liegt denn der Fokus auch immer auf einer bestimmten Stimmung, die er mit cineastisch anmutenden Klängen eindrucksvoll vermitteln kann." -Westzeit

"From the multilayered piano loops in the short title track to the pop-ambient of A Year In A Day, the sad nostalgic melancholy of Love Is A Black Lion and the yearning vocal loops and threatening pulses in the closing track Breaks My Heart She Aria: this album covers many evocative styles." -Ambient Blog

"While his previous albums were more rooted in the Experimental/Electronica genre with Electroacoustic influences, “A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert” finds itself more in the Ambient/Electronica field and is a much deeper ,epic, widescreen and lush album. Definitely one to listen to again and again and get repeated enjoyable listens." -Drifting, Almost Falling

"Alles is van een bijzondere dromerigheid, die zowel herfstige beelden oproept als gewoonweg weet te imponeren door de overrompelende schoonheid." -Subjectivisten

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