Rafael Anton Irisarri - Solastalgia
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Based on 57 ratings
2019 Ratings: #22
June 21, 2019 / Release Date
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thomasny18
90
I'm always terrible when it comes to some sort of introduction, especially when it comes to something personal. It's always so awkward, so I think I'm just going go straight into things.

I suffer from quite serious anxiety, where I'm letting all these negative thoughts and insecurities just manifest. Even just now I'm getting worried about judgement. Of someone saying something like "well, you can't be anxious if you're mentioning it", or "if you're scared to be open, then why ... read more
Gyro64
90
Despite this album being extremely minimalist and it being composed of nothing but windy and hazy instrumentation it's definitely the most effective and beautiful ambient project I've ever heard at the moment.

The way ambient works for me and I think I can say for most people is that the music is always up for interpretation, there's nothing specific on the way this sounds at all, there's no deeper message, this isn't meant to be relatable but it's certainly powerful and this absolutely ... read more
IvoBraga
85
One of the most interesting releases of this year, even tho I don't listen to ambient stuff all the time I can still feel the powerful feeling this album gives you.
knewnie
83
definitely one of the best ambient albums i've heard in a while. 2019 has been great for ambient honestly: Kanky┼Ź Ongaku was and is still pretty amazing and Solastalgia is right there with it in quality. if you're wondering what you're getting into with Solastalgia, the cover art is perfect: hazy, powerful, and intense ambient pieces that sound like wind blowing off the tops of mountains. this isn't supposed to be blissful and tranquil, it's eerie and emotional, more like Ambient 4 than ... read more
smallpeeble
66
eerie.
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