I’m into all sorts of music, everything from Progressive-rock to obscure genres like Zydeco and 90’s revival Swing. But i got into solo piano music through the occasional piano piece in movies, not unlike most people I’d assume. From there i started to listen to Phillip Glass and loved his straightforward approach to piano, simple and beautiful. From there i found Clint Mansell, Ludovico Einaudi, Peter Kater, Yann Tiersen. But after that it felt like the solo piano well got dry.
It got harder to find the kind of piano music i liked. Darker, serious, non-virtuoso playing seemed to be very narrow in the solo piano genre where most composers seemed to make super-happy-major “plinky” piano music with the occasional string sample under it.
So i decided to start writing the music i like for myself, which took me on a trip through the darker allies of my soul and my being. My album ‘Piano’ is the result of two years of labor of love, hate, anxiety, doubt and self-reflection.
I hope that everyone that listens to it feels the album all the way through, since the albums structure is not unlike classical movies. With a story that goes from lower darker places up to a happy ending.
All the best,
Sebastian Larsson – PianoListen to my album below. Also available on iTunes [Click here] and Bandcamp, Cdbaby, Spotify, Amazon (MP3), Amazon (CD), eMusic, 7Digital, Amazon(japan) and many more
My album is featured in Bader Al-homoud’s short movie Monopoly with over 1.6 million views on youtube
My own video for Into The Dark with over 2 million views on Youtube