SEED-X Vol. 3 is the third and last album, in a cross-genre trilogy from the Norwegian artist and pianist skarworx. The album contains, among other songs, the singles Lille and So Why Are You Here?.
The music consists of an instrumental and cinematic universe, with clear inspiration from fellow pianists such as Yann Tiersen, Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm, and like the two previous albums this one also contains six tracks. The French star cellist Dorran Alibaud (Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Berliner Philharmoniker etc.) plays cello on all tracks. In terms of genre, skarworx draws inspiration from both the club scene and neo-classical music, and the organic and processed piano, which is often used simultaneously, acts as a signature for the entire trilogy.
Since its inception, skarworx has received media coverage in a number of magazines and played several concerts, most recently in Kulturkirken Jakop in Oslo, under the auspices of Live Nation together with the Dutch pianist Joep Beving. Both music videos have been nominated for the Norwegian short film festival in Grimstad, and the music has been used in podcasts and played on the radio.
– In between all the tours, I began to feel a longing to return to the piano, an instrument to which I have devoted a large part of my life. First as a classical pianist, later in pop and electronic music. I wanted to create a colorful and vibrant musical universe for me and the audience, where we experience complete disconnection from the world around us, says skarworx
Releas: April 21 2023
Cat nr: lamour180dig
Composer & producer: Øystein Skar
All instruments & programming, apart from cello: Øystein Skar
Cello: Dorran Alibaud
Recorded: Saga Studio & F63 studio
Mixed by: Jonas Kroon (Saga Studio)
Mastered by: Javed Kurd
Nordic Music Central
“I’m not saying that SkarWorX wants you to be a belieber but after three albums I’m convinced he has set his stall out to provide enjoyable, thoughtful music which at the same time does not compromise in any way the high compositional standards he sets himself.”
Read full post here: https://www.nordicmusiccentral.com/skarworx-norway-seed-x-vol-3-ep/
Gods In The TV
“All good things must come to an end, and that’s the case with SkarWorX’s trilogy, which concludes with ‘Seed-X Vol.3’, a six-track EP and one that Norwegian composer Øystein Skar hinted a while ago would be more ‘acoustic’ than its two predecessors.”
Read full post at: https://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2023/05/01/skarworx-seed-x-vol-3-ep-lamour-records/
A closer listen
“The third EP in a trilogy, SkarWorX‘ SEED-X Vol 3 is a short suite for cello and processed piano; as prior videos have won awards, we’re looking forward to the visual element (Lamour, April 23).”
Read full post at: https://acloserlisten.com/2023/03/17/2023-spring-music-preview-modern-composition/
Early airplay from dublab
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CiTR – 101.9FM Vancouver – Bepi Crespan Presents
RCV Lille 99.0 – El Réanimator #1472 – 28 avril 2023
ITALIAN NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY RAI 3 – Battiti 20.04.2023, 0.00 – 1.30 am
Played: So Why Are You Here?
Radio Hannover 87.6 – Grenzwellen, 19.04.2023, 21.00-00.00
Played: So Why Are You Here?
Earbitten (Produced by Radboud Mens) 230330
Played: So Why Are You Here
Staalplaat Radio 230427