“The group’s final album ranks with their best” 4 stars – Mojo
“….recalls the art-rock of 4AD acts such as Pale Saints…There’s also Go-Betweens-style melancholy…intricate guitar lines recall Television’s…” 8/10 – Uncut
“Smooth, finely crafted and very songwriterly affair (with echoes of Talk Talk, The Auteurs and Roy Harper)” – The Wire
“Closure is undoubtedly a reliably contrarian, brutally honest and uncompromisingly human album for a great band to – at least try – calling it quits on.” – Delusions Of Adequacy
“…as fitting endings go, it’s absolutely the kittens’ whiskers.” – Terrascope
“These masters of dark wave have certainly left an indelible mark”- 4 stars – Songwriting Magazine
“Their final album finds them in rude artistic health. If you want to know what you’ve missed, Closure provides an excellent hint.” – Shindig!
AFTER TWENTY YEARS, PIANO MAGIC ANNOUNCE FINAL ‘CLOSURE’
Piano Magic’s final album, ‘Closure,’ will be formally released by Second Language Music on January 20th 2017 worldwide on CD, 180gm vinyl and digital download formats.
You can pre-order the album from Amazon, iTunes and from the Second Language website here : http://www.secondlanguagemusic.com/subscriptions.html
Whilst stocks last, those pre-ordering from Second Language will also receive a bonus limited edition 24 page A5 fanzine featuring extensive interviews with the band plus the album guests and designers.
Recorded in London between April and August of 2016, ‘Closure,’ features guest appearances from Peter Milton Walsh of The Apartments, Audrey Riley (go-to cellist for The Go-Betweens, Nick Cave, Virginia Astley and many more), Josh Hight (Irons) and Oliver Cherer (Dollboy). For this final album, the nucleus of Piano Magic was Glen Johnson, Jerome Tcherneyan, Franck Alba, Alasdair Steer and Paul Tornbohm.
The first single from the album, ‘Exile,’ is available now from iTunes, Spotify and all other digital retailers. Watch the video here : https://youtu.be/OWBfyFrKG5w
Watch the video for ‘Attention To Life’ here : https://youtu.be/W-HfTEMRHYU
Track listing :
- Let Me Introduce You
- Living For Other People
- You Never Stop Loving (The One That You Loved)
- Attention To Life (feat. Peter Milton Walsh)
- I Left You Twice, Not Once
Cover photography for the album is by Martin Andersen/Andersen M Studio. All other photography by Nieves Mingueza. Layout by Jeff Teader. Concept by Glen Johnson.
Piano Magic played their last ever UK concert on Saturday 3rd December 2016 at The Lexington, Angel, London. The show commemorated their first ever concert, exactly to the day, 20 years prior. Support came from Pete Astor.