18 Mar 2018

OP3 – Lumina

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Track List

1. Out of Darkness
2. Into the Light
3. Lumina

OP3 - Lumina

OP3 is an ambient and atmospheric music journey, with elements from different genres of music such as modern classical composition, jazz, electro and folk rhythms all coming together to provide the listener with a unique audio experience. When it comes to the live aspect of the project, these elements combined with a strong narrative, poetry and literature are coming to life by a small cast of actors flattered by the outstanding background visuals and artistically placed light show. An OP3 live show is a unique form of art one should experience.

“Lumina” is the third official release of OP3 and as the project leader Dimitris Mitropapas states, “The most expressive and vivid elements of our music so far, in display!”.

The 3-track EP capitalizes the theme of “darkness” and “light” as a metaphor for our lives. Everyone has their moments of light and on the contrary, we all do serve a great time in darkness, especially on those days when nothing seems to get off the ground. The album’s main task is to resonate with the listener in ways that make one feeling grateful to be alive and experience the ups and downs of the human nature. It’s the only way to feel alive after all. Regarding the sound elements of this release, the piano and the string quartet now has a more haunting vibe than ever as well as the electronics are sounding even more alive and being much more original both sonically and progressively.

“Lumina” is being used as a passage to make way for the next full album of OP3, titled “SmyrnAe”. In a way, it prepares the listener for what is to come in the new album since on “Lumina”, OP3 introduces new sounds and instruments resonating more with the folk and jazz elements that the new album will have in abundance.

Three tracks “Out of Darkness”, “Into the Light” and “Lumina” have been chosen to synthesize and exhibit the theme of this constant circle of our lives in an attempt to heal, motivate and breathe life into getting the best out of our human nature.

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Release Date:  April 7, 2017
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13 Sep 2017

OP3 & Runess – AWSS

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Track List

1. Falling
2. Siren
3. Again
4. Forest
5. Hazel

OP3 & Runess - AWSS

‘AWSS’ (Autumn.Winter.Spring.Summer) is a collaboration between OP3 & RUNES (Manchester, UK) that features vocals for the very first time.

Minimalistic piano themes, a beautifully haunting string quartet and some well structured electronics became the perfect basis for some deep, heartfelt and ethereal at times vocals by the amazing RUNES.

With Op3 mainly focusing on composing the music, RUNES took over the lyrics and made the tracks come to life by delicately using vocals, voices and poetry.

The concept of ‘AWSS’ takes the listener to a journey as the passing of the season occurs through a story of love, pain, loss and recovery. Five songs, one year, one story, many voices.

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Release Date: March 03, 2017
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07 Sep 2017

OP3 – Hope

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Track List

1. Hope
2. Brightest Light
3. Home Is Where I Am
4. A Step Closer
5. Getaway
6. Absential Existence
7. Melanie's Theme
8. The Shift
9. Shelter
10. Where The End Begins

OP3 - Hope

OP3 is a neo-classical & ambient and atmospheric musical journey, borrowing elements from different genres of music such as jazz, electro and folk rhythms all coming together to provide the listener with a unique modern classical audio experience.

Hope by OP3 from Greece is a concept album with a unique story written by Dimitris Mitropapas. A short and symbolic title that seems to be the best choice in order to fully express what the main theme of the album is all about.

While it’s been written and composed mostly by one person, the addition of the live members / band during the making of the album, made the process blossom with new ideas and extra touches from every musician involved.

“Creating art this way is almost a magical experience.”, says Dimitris. “It definitely transformed the album from a solely personal expression into a unique piece of art, being shared and cherished by more people.

”The sound of the album is focused on the atmospheric, ambient elements provided by the minimalistic piano themes, haunting cello lines and heart ­touching violin melodies. Electronics and the use of a variety of home made sounds, gave the album an even more unique “feel” to it.

Storyline:

A girl named Melanie wakes up inside a strange room, in a futuristic city. She doesn’t seem to know the reason of her appearance there. Melanie tries to find a way to connect all the clues leading to this event as well as an escape out of there.

As a few last words regarding this release, we’d like to strongly advise the audience / reader to experience the album as a whole, so they can fully witness what it actually has to offer. Each and every single one should feel free to interpret the album and the outcome of the story, with their own unique way.

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Release Date: February 14, 2016
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11 Mar 2017

Seasons with OP3 & Runes


‘AWSS’ (Autumn.Winter.Spring.Summer) is a collaboration between OP3 & Runes(Manchester, UK) that features vocals for the very first time.

Minimalistic piano themes, a beautifully haunting string quartet and some well structured electronics became the perfect basis for some deep, heartfelt and ethereal at times vocals by the amazing Runes.

With OP3 mainly focusing on composing the music, Runestook over the lyrics and made the tracks come to life by delicately using vocals, voices and poetry.

The concept of ‘AWSS’ takes the listener to a journey as the passing of the season occurs through a story of love, pain, loss and recovery. Five songs, one year, one story, many voices.

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18 Feb 2016

OP3’s “Hope” is a story you can feel

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Our forth and last release this January is coming from OP3, what is a musical experiment­ based in Greece, addressing an ambient and atmospheric musical journey, borrowing elements from different genres of music such as modern classical composition, jazz, electro and folk rhythms all coming together to provide the listener with a unique audio experience.

Hope by OP3 from Greece is a concept album with a unique story written by Dimitris Mitropapas. A short and symbolic title that seems to be the best choice in order to fully express what the main theme of the album is all about. The storyline goes as follows: A girl named Melanie wakes up inside a strange room, in a futuristic city. She doesn’t seem to know the reason of her appearance there. Melanie tries to find a way to connect all the clues leading to this event as well as an escape out of there.

”The sound of the album is focused on the atmospheric, ambient elements provided by the minimalistic piano themes, haunting cello lines and heart­touching violin melodies. Electronics and the use of a variety of home made sounds, gave the album an even more unique “feel” to it.”

Listen, buy or download this album.