Swoop and Cross - Onni

 
 
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Not sure how I missed this Piano Day 2019 release but it’s incredibly captivating and features a dark, mysterious vibe. The track, “Onni” from the composer and multi-instrumentalist Swoop and Cross has such a quiet but grand atmosphere and features a piano melody that is instantly hypnotizing.

Amongst the dark piano melody is a lovely chorus that adds to the already lush soundscape. Having been inspired by Bela Tarr’s films, Swoop and Cross said, “I have been getting inspired by the beauty of ordinary and repetitive actions as well as by his portrait of misery.” I think this inspiration is easily captured in “Onni” and does a magnificent job at bringing the listener into his world.