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Orlkont -
This felt like the moment before you finally die. Every memory I had, bad or good, came full circle as I listened to this fantastic album. I've always thought shoegaze is the most powerful genre at least for me because it can both embody celestial and terrestrial spaces. I have been recently bottling up emotions and this was a release for me. Thank you so much Parannoul for this gift of life. Until my death shall come.

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Orlkont -
Sorry, but music to disintegrate with???
Orlkont -
At life's great pauses, you ponder if it's ever worth continuing for. As you continue your pondering, you open up AoTY and see a very captivating artwork as one of the new releases of the week. Hopped on to Spotify since you cannot afford to buy physical releases yet. But before you played it, you realized you have not taken a bath. You did not bother still. Played this album and instantly left your current plane of existence. At that moment, when Anne Lise Frøkedal started singing, ... read more
Orlkont -
I am beyond delighted to finally hear Slayyyter coming fully into her own sound after venturing from a Britney Spears sound and voice in her self-titled mixtape. I have tried so hard to not listen to the singles except the first one because I wanted to hear this in full and raw. It was definitely worth it. Banger after banger! Even the softer tracks like in the last couple tracks, she shines still. I adore how she showed that she can also sound good in a more acoustic kind of production. This ... read more
Orlkont -
I still cannot get over the fact that we let Love + Fear fall hard like that. It was such a drastic change, especially when she dropped the "and the Diamonds", but also with her sound. She went more mainstream that most of her fans did not appreciate at all. But I stood with it because it is the message that also stuck with me. With Marina being such a huge part of the "Tumblr" aesthetic, most people could not take her as an artist who also has a voice and has something to ... read more
Orlkont -
If you like Adrianne Lenker but with a little bit twist of Americana then you will 100% percent love this. Her vocals is sweet but it demands your attention as you run through the flowery fields. She then takes you to this verdant plain where she gives you this amulet that made you rise onto the sky as the sun beams upon your face. Guitars hover with you as she continues to sing. Until you wake up in your bedroom realizing it's already morning. The sun still on your face.


Jun 19, 2021
Of course, and I'm glad to hear that.
Also- nice to see Sweet Trip taking your AOTY so far, absolutely loved that album.
Jun 19, 2021
Thank you very much for checking out my album :)
Glad you enjoyed it!
May 18, 2021
that concept sounds really interesting but crushing at the same time, thank you so much for your submission!!! your pick has been added
May 18, 2021
Hey ! I’m making a community list for the end of the world, and I would love for you to contribute.


“The surrounding buildings, in ruins. The last survivors, scrambling to find anything that remains. Fire flickers in the pitch-black, creating just a sliver of radiance. Miraculously, you find an old device that can play music. You can only play one album as the battery is nearly dead. Knowing that you have little time left, what is the one album that you choose to listen to as you watch the world crumble before your eyes?”

The album topic could discuss a disastrous time, its sound could fit the vibe of a post apocalyptic setting, or it could be one of your favorite albums that you would want to experience for the last time.

Please provide the artist, album, and an explanation as to why you chose that specific album.

Thank you for reading <3

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May 4, 2021
Thanks for the back follow
Apr 15, 2021
You're welcome, it's deserved! Thank you very much, I appreciate your kind words!
Apr 14, 2021
Hey Orlkont ! just a little message to tell you that I appreciate a lot your musical tastes on which you write, keep on doing a good job !
Apr 13, 2021
But you hated the movie! :o
Apr 12, 2021
Here to say that you have great taste in music :)
Mar 31, 2021
Thank you for following! I really appreciate it!


22 | Gay | Pisces
I mainly rate and review 2021 releases. I don't really have a particular system with how I rate. I normally just go with what my gut says at that moment when I finish listening to an album.

Favorite Genres: Art pop, Shoegaze, Dream pop, Alternative pop, Indie Rock
Favorite Artists/Bands: Bjork, Blankenberge, Beach House, Black Dresses, The Beths

My shoegaze alternative account: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/postgaze
Listnd: https://listnd.com/profile/Orlkont

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