Monday, August 30, 2010

Alina Orlova

When I stumbled upon Alina Orlova's music on Spotify, I immediately knew that I found something spectacular, that would end up high in my  year's top list. Alina's high, hrilling vocals combined with the indescribable beautiful piano parts provides an unique musical experience of balkan folk pop, you will not easily forget. Orlova's fame preceded her first studio album when she was awarded an alternative music award A.LT back in her home country, whilst at the same time also being named a "Breakthrough of the year 2006" Her song Nesvarbu was voted by the readers of highly popular Lithuanian youth magazine Pravda as the best debut of the year. In 2008 her debut album Laukinis šuo dingo (The Wild Dog Dingo, named after a Russian book (by Ruvim Fraerman) for school children about teenage love) was released under the MetroMusic label Later the same year Orlova held concerts in Russia, London, Liverpool. According to her fansite, she is going to perform in Poland, Ireland, participate at Europavox festival in France, and elsewhere. Orlova received positive recognition both worldwide and in Lithuania where she is seen as a huge success - her "cozy" gigs are highly anticipated there. "Mutabor", Orlova's second album, was released last month in Lithuania, while her first album got a re-release in the UK.

@ Vilnius, Lithuania
♫ Alternative, Folk



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