White Sands is a retrospective of some of A Produce's best work, chronicling material from 1988-1994, including tracks from The Clearing, Reflect Like Mirror, Respond Like a Echo, A Smooth Surface, and Land of a Thousand Trances, as well as hard-to-find tracks, alternate mixes, and unreleased pieces. White Sands is the best sampler of A Produce's early work. With this recording, he clearly demonstrates his gift for creating an expansive and organic kind of trance music, or at least that's what he calls it, but it's a lot closer to what is commonly know as ambient or space music. A Produce, as demonstrated in this recording and others, has a unique gift for making even the most mundane instruments and timbres sound exotic and fresh. While the period following White Sands sees A Produce exploring darker more clinical compositional material with his Hypnos Recordings work, this is a great sampler to truly a get a taste of the artist's musical roots and earlier music directions.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Borghi