© Hannu Karjalainen 2017
Hannu Karjalainen


A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert (LP/CD/digital), released on Karaoke Kalk (Berlin) September 2017.

Eight video works are being released online during autumn 2017. Video works by Hannu Karjalainen and Patrick Henry (The Emigrant).


"...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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