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DARDUST: ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST STREAMED ITALIAN PIANISTS IS PRESENTING HIS NEW ALBUM
"SLOW IS" AT SXSW

Dardust is one of the few Italian artists to play at SXSW festival in Austin, presenting his new acoustic album for piano and string quintet “Slow Is” out on March 17 for INRI

Dardust, an Italian instrumental music project that combines the piano atmospheres of minimalism with avant-gardist electronic music, is currently one of the top pianists on Spotify with more than 4 million plays and over 750 monthly listeners. His new record, entitled “Slow is - ballads for piano and string quintet lost in space”, will be available on digital stores worldwide this Friday. It's an acoustic spin-off of the first two albums and it contains the most famous songs of his repertoire reimagined and rearranged for piano and strings, purifying them from their electronic soul.

Listen to the album [private link]

"Slow is" also features two new songs arranged and produced by violinist Davide Rossi, the man behind songs by Coldplay, Röyksopp, Goldfrapp, Jon Hopkins and many others.

Dardust became known to the audience as one of the pioneers of neo pianism influenced by electronic soundscapes from Northern Europe. His first two albums, “7” and “Birth”, were written and produced respectively in Berlin (Funkhaus Studios) and Reykjavik (Sundlaugin Studios). This new record aims to take a break and, the same time, to broaden his musical horizons, giving a new dimension to the songs: in "Slow Is" the magic of Dardust only lie in the notes of a piano accompanied by a string quintet.

The first single from the album is "Lost And Found (feat. Davide Rossi)", which is available now on every digital platform. The videoclip of the song premiered on La Stampa website, one of the most important Italian newspapers.

After playing at Eurosonic Noorderslag in January, SXSW represents another important international window for Dardust before announcing the new tour dates for the summer, including performances at various European festivals. 

- Tour Dates -

March 15, 2017 SXSW , Austin Texas - St. David’s Bethell Hall

March 16, 2017 SXSW , Austin Texas - Flatstock Stage

April 28, 2017 Ascoli Piceno (IT), Cotton Lab - Ascoli Piceno

“Slow is - ballads for piano and string quintet lost in space” is my way of finding a new dimension to the songs of the first two albums, starting from the initial idea that gave birth to the writing process and ended up giving them a new magical dimension.” - Dario Faini

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