“Seamless interplay of unusual sonorities”
— Downbeat Magazine ☆☆☆☆

“Malnoia is brimming with cryptic gifts and Delphic designs that manage to fascinate and confound. It’s a record that becomes richer and more meaningful with each and every listen.”
— All About Jazz ☆☆☆☆

“[...] Something about that transient quality keeps the music a source of constant intrigue, and almost eclipses the album’s cascading beauty.”
— Bird is the Worm

“Beautiful and sad, dreamy, and enchanting, touching, and heartfelt...”
— Jazz Trail

“Sterk in kleur en concentratie, sfeervol en verfijnd.”“Strong in color and focus, athmospheric, and refinded” EN
— Trouw ☆☆☆☆

“Krachtig filmisch met een nostalgisch randje”“Powerfully cinematic with a melancholic edge.” EN
— Dagblad van het Noorden ☆☆☆☆

“Een culinaire uitstap die reikt van het zoet melancholische en experimentele, tot het traditionele en bitter tragikomische.” “A culinary excursion that ranges from the sweetly melancholic and experimental, to the traditional and bitterly tragicomic.” EN
— Jazzenzo

“Met ‘Malnoia’ heeft Swart nog net binnen 2017 een van de mooiste platen van dat jaar gemaakt”“At the eleventh hour, Swart has made one of the most beautiful records of 2017 with 'Malnoia'.” EN
— Jazzflits