Included in A Closer Listen TOP 20 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2017
"Uplifting ambient music? Check. But it also had a very real emotional edge, its dream-like and pristine textures flowing like a clear river within its so-called desert, wavering like a thin mirage."
"....a splendid work of art" / Featured on
"Top Ten Ambient albums 2017" by A Closer Listen
"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"
"Eight deeply engrossing instrumentals that will satisfy fans of Max Richter and The Caretaker. 9/10"
"Fans of Kompakt pop ambient material, don’t sleep on this"
-The Answer Is In The Beat
"...one of my latest ambient favorites. Highly recommended."
"...no less than an ambient paradise..."
-A Closer listen
"Easily one of the loveliest things I've heard all year"
"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"
"So liegt denn der Fokus auch immer auf einer bestimmten Stimmung, die er mit cineastisch anmutenden Klängen eindrucksvoll vermitteln kann."
"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."
"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."