Parannoul - After the Magic

On the South Korean artist’s astounding third album, the past and the present, the real and the fake dissolve seamlessly into surreal, maximalist pop music. – Pitchfork, Best New Music (8.4)

Korean shoegaze artist Parannoul announces new album – NME

파란노을 (Parannoul), the elusive, anonymous Korean artist who’s become a cult favorite with extremely online indie rock fans, is returning this month with a new full-length album. – Consequence

“The ambitious and alluring music expertly captures the feeling of a sound so uncannily familiar that it truly feels like a dream.” – Pitchfork

“‘We Shine At Night’ is one of the most tactile compositions they’ve released yet, the kind of shaggy rock song you could actually imagine hearing out in the world and not just blaring from laptop speakers.” – Stereogum

A sprawling patchwork of the artist’s dreams and fears, Parannoul’s third album After the Magic explores the enigmatic solo artist’s life in the wake of his second album’s overnight success.

Expanding on the shoegaze-shaded emo that made Parannoul’s To See the Next Part of the Dream so beloved by lo-fi and indie rock fans alike, After the Magic sees the anonymous auteur striving to write a follow-up as worthy of acclaim as the last.

Across the album’s ten songs, Parannoul plunges yet deeper into his diverse pool of influences, coming back to the surface with a record that captures and extends the magic of its predecessor. Unexpected flashes of orchestral ambient and glitched-out electronica meld seamlessly with Parannoul’s signature passages of noisy, distortion-laden shoegaze, offering a real time glimpse into the maturation of one of indie rock’s most exciting artists.

In the artist’s own words, “This album is not what you expected, but what I always wanted.”


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