AOTY 2021
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elitimesfour
95
This deserves every single bit of hype surrounding it and so much more.
Malneezy
90
A truly beautiful and amazingly textured ambient album. Don't miss this one guys!

Favorites: Light Pillars, Fog Wind Chorus, Purpuras, This Gorge That World, Freezing Fuel/Still, Basel 1566, Hessdalen, Ghost Rockets, Blue Jets

Least Favorites: Rayurakure Village
ThiccTac
93
Album: Lux
Artist: Approaching Mountains.

Ambient is truly a beautiful genre. The long, spacious sounds does make it feel like your are floating in, well, outer space. It is also one of the best genres of music to put the mind at ease. It’s just a beautiful, atmospheric, relaxing genre. Wouldn’t it be a surprise if an ambient record were to make it near the top of my 2021 chart? Nope. All this album does is deliver. It’s beautiful from front to back.
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95
(I accidentally deleted my review, so here comes another one)
After a couple of re-listens on this album, I can assure you that this is one of the most incredible ambient/drone albums of this year. The textures and sounds are amazing, sounding like a POV of an astronaut seeing the birth of a star, while the compositions complement the drones by giving it a sense of dramatic emotions. Sometimes bliss. Sometimes loneliness. Sometimes beauty. Sometimes awe. sometimes tension.
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Alteredfobia
95
The atmosphere of lux alone makes it one of the best listens of the year
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Added on: July 4, 2021