Piano Magic

‘LOW BIRTH WEIGHT’ 20th anniversary vinyl re-issue

We’re delighted to announce that, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, for the first time since its original 1999 release, Piano Magic’s ‘Low Birth Weight’ album is now available again on vinyl. The record’s original label, Rocketgirl, have re-issued the release, beautifully redesigned, with new sleeve notes by Glen Johnson of the band and previously unseen pictures from Simo Bogdanovic’s original photo session.
Greatly inspired by the experimental rock band, Disco Inferno and late 80’s/early 90’s “dreampop,” ‘Low Birth Weight,’ was recorded between Nottingham and London by a revolving cast of characters that included Pete Astor (The Loft/The Weather Prophets), Simon Rivers (The Bitter Springs) and minimalist electronic duo, Isan.
Lyrical, emotional, playful, ‘Low Birth Weight,’ serves as a fascinating bridge between late 90’s dream pop and experimental electronic music. Released 13th September 2019.

In the UK/Europe, you can order directly from our official Bandcamp page (ships from London, UK) here : https://pianomagic.bandcamp.com/

Or from Rocketgirl (ships from London, UK), here : https://rocketgirl.co.uk/catalogue/rgirl6RE

Or from Norman Records mail order here (ships from Leeds, UK) : https://www.normanrecords.com/records/82973-piano-magic-low-birth-weight

In the USA, from Darla, here : https://darla.com/products/piano-magic-low-birth-weight

 

LIFE HAS NOT FINISHED WITH ME YET t-shirts available now

In salute to Piano Magic’s 2012 album of the same name, we’ve produced a limited run of ‘Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet’ t-shirts.

Designed by Josh Hight, the t-shirts come in medium, large and XL sizes; black and dark grey text on white Gildan Softstyle t-shirt.

Order now from the official Piano Magic Bandcamp page : https://pianomagic.bandcamp.com/merch/piano-magic-life-has-not-finished-with-me-yet-t-shirt

Photography by Josh Hight (http://www.joshhight.com).

 

AFTER TWENTY YEARS, PIANO MAGIC ANNOUNCE FINAL ‘CLOSURE’

Piano Magic’s final album, ‘Closure,’ was released by Second Language Music on January 20th 2017 worldwide on CD, 180gm vinyl and digital download formats.

You can buy the album from our official Bandcamp page here : https://pianomagic.bandcamp.com/album/closure

Whilst stocks last, the album comes with a bonus 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.

Watch the video for the track, ‘Exile,’ here : https://youtu.be/OWBfyFrKG5w

Watch the video for the track, ‘Attention To Life,’ (feat. Peter Milton Walsh) here : https://youtu.be/W-HfTEMRHYU

Track listing :

  1. Closure
  2. Landline
  3. Exile
  4. Let Me Introduce You
  5. Living For Other People
  6. You Never Stop Loving (The One That You Loved)
  7. Attention To Life (feat. Peter Milton Walsh)
  8. I Left You Twice, Not Once

Praise for ‘Closure’ :

“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!