The vinyl version of Piano Magic's 'Closure' is now completely sold out at source. Thanks to everyone who bought it. CD still available (with fanzine) from : https://pianomagic.bandcamp.com/album/closure
New release ahoy on Glen Johnson of Piano Magic's Second Language Music label. Oliver Cherer's sublime 'I Feel Nothing Most Days' out on 26th April 2019 is available to pre-order from Bandcamp : https://olivercherer.bandcamp.com/ Piano Magic fans will undoubtedly find some common ground here. From the official press release : "‘I Feel Nothing Most Days’ perhaps evokes the spirit of early 80's independent labels like Cherry Red or Les Disques Du Crespuscle, who specialised in a very European melancholic romanticism. There are echoes of Ben Watt’s debut solo album, ‘North Marine Drive’ and his EP collaboration with Robert Wyatt, ‘Summer Into Winter.’ There’s also an undeniable nod to early Durutti Column – accentuated by Ollie’s use of a Fender guitar on the album previously owned by Vini Reilly himself (used most notably on Morrissey’s debut solo album, ‘Viva Hate’). There’s a faded seaside town introspection to many of the songs here; of the shadowy halls of Victorian guest houses that’ve seen much better days; of lone figures on windswept sea fronts staring out to passing ships on the horizon."
And as London braces itself, snow songs : https://open.spotify.com/user/noiseannoyz/playlist/536falZ8WUxf9uIyPky2V5?si=Z_WncjTNQX-Zsm4PhHeYYw
What was your favourite album of 2018? Piano Magic's Glen Johnson offers (one of) his here : http://www.adequacy.net/2018/12/doa-aoty-2018/
Hope you all enjoy this festive playlist. https://open.spotify.com/user/noiseannoyz/playlist/0JR84mEclL2Z5F7C72dOL9?si=_OUAFgZUTU6WYenOULZVYA
Blasting out the Speak 'n' Spell madness that is 'Typos' tonight : https://open.spotify.com/track/7mlGWCQatJkr7OPY6GOrpl?si=ljgoUY8xTlentfbZH-TssA from Piano Magic side-project, Future Conditional, back in 2007.
Piano Magic's final concert took place 2 years ago this month. Their final album. 'Closure,' on CD and vinyl, with free fanzine of interviews with the band, still available from their Bandcamp page : https://pianomagic.bandcamp.com/
Xmas present for the Piano Magik fan in your life? : https://www.morbidanatomy.org/collection/bpvdw2333k8f0d8sz6p3k237swumng
Forgot about this! (Piano Magic's) 'I Came To Your Party Dressed As A Shadow,' comic by Juan Santapau : http://www.thesecretknots.com/comic/i-came-to-your-party-dressed-as-a-shadow/?fbclid=IwAR0HCApzTLgfRP68Ao57xXidU9wMqAaQ6a9gJvNXvDdI6b7krkeFjdnMNXo
Lots of Piano Magic fare on Bandcamp, including the last few copies of 'Closure' on vinyl : https://pianomagic.bandcamp.com/
For anyone planning to come to see The Apartments + Winter Kills (ex-Piano Magic playing Piano Magic songs!) tomorrow (Oct 27), here's the venue info for Antenna Studios : http://www.antennastudios.co.uk/ Doors will open around 7.45/8pm and Winter Kills will be on shortly afterwards. The Apartments onstage around 9.15pm. There's a licensed bar at Antenna and Crystal Palace train station is 10 minutes walk. Please note : this show has *sold out* and there'll be no tickets available on the door. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Reminder that Winter Kills (ex-Piano Magic) play a special support to The Apartments at Antenna Studios, Crystal Palace, London, this coming Saturday, Oct 27th. The show is sold out but we'll be recording it for posterity/possible broadcast in some form or another. *UPDATE*: the Peter Milton Walsh solo show at The Troubadour the next day has since been cancelled.
Piano Magic French tour history. Anyone know where they played in Rouen on the 5th April 2001? 8/7/99 – TOURS, Donald’s Pub 4/8/99 – NEVERS, Maison de la Culture de Nevers et de la Nièvre (MCNN) 5/4/01 – ROUEN, ? 22/5/02 – PARIS, La Guinguette Pirate 3/8/03 – SAINT OUEN, Mains d'Oeuvres 28/10/03 – VENDOME, Salle De Minotaure, Rockomotives Festival 8/5/04 – REIMS, Theatre de L'Albatross, Tohu Bohu Festival 12/05/04 - PARIS, La Guinguette Pirate 15/10/04 – MARSEILLE, Le Poste à Galène 16/10/04 – TOULOUSE, Le Fairfield 17/10/04 – TULLE, "O Les Coeurs" Festival 19/10/04 – RODEZ, Blue Note Jazz Club 20/10/04 – GRENOBLE, L'Art Scène, Off Festival Rocktambules 21/10/04 – LYON, Le Rail Théâtre 22/10/04 – PARIS, Nouveau Casino 23/10/04 – DIJON, Atheneum 18/9/05 – PARIS, Sous La Plage Festival 21/10/05 – MARSEILLE, Espace Julien 22/10/05 – GRENOBLE, L'Art Scène 23/10/05 – LYON, La Marquise 24/10/05 – LILLE, La Malterie 25/10/05 – ROUEN, Emporium Galorium 26/10/05 – STRASBOURG, La Laiterie 27/10/05 – PARIS, Nouveau Casino 28/10/05 – PERIGUEUX, Le Goldwing 29/10/05 – NANTES, Le Live Bar, Festival Soy 3 29/11/06 – PARIS, Point Ephémère 5/12/07 – MARSEILLE, Cabaret Alèatoire, La Friche 6/12/07 – LYON, Sonic 7/12/07 – PARIS, Nouveau Casino 8/12/07 - LILLE, La Malterie Photo by Paul Heartfield.
If, like us, you have a penchant for the weird and wonderful, we'd really recommend the new Quimper album : https://quimper.bandcamp.com/album/perdide
'The Burning Skull' now available for a meagre £9.99 from the good folk Norman Records : https://www.normanrecords.com/records/173213-c-dric-pin-glen-johnson-the-burning-skull https://www.normanrecords.com/records/173213-c-dric-pin-glen-johnson-the-burning-skull
Released somewhat under the radar but for our money, easily one of the best albums of the year. Geniuser (Mick Allen, ex-Wolfgang Press + Giuseppe De Bellis) 'I Am' : (http://geniuser.store/shop/) Fantastic Brother Quay-esque video by Andersen M Studio (who, coincidentally designed lots of Piano Magic sleeves) : https://vimeo.com/280928975
'Craquelure' cassettes have all gone now but you can still order the deluxe, debossed, gold foil blocked CD version of ex-Piano Magicians, Cédric Pin and Glen Johnson's 'The Burning Skull' here : https://cedricpinglenjohnson.bandcamp.com/album/the-burning-skull-craquelure-ep
Painting by Cédric Pin. 'The Burning Skull' by Cédric Pin & Glen Johnson available now from Bandcamp : https://cedricpinglenjohnson.bandcamp.com/album/the-burning-skull-craquelure-ep