2016 finally marks the rebirth of Piano Magic’s seminal album Disaffected on vinyl. Moving from strictly post-rock oriented songs, the band changed it directions towards a more poppy sounds. Passing under the UK radar but gathering significant attention in continental Europe, Disaffected was somewhat of a cult hit. Vinyl issue features live favorite Jacknifed as well as a digital download code. Limited to 500 copies.
Vinyl LP £18.49 SMR097LP
180g vinyl LP on Saint Marie.
- Includes download code
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Brian's incisive review from back in the day. Don't worry we'll re-review in time.
Piano Magic have a new CD out on Green UFO's. 11 tracks long. Sounds really good but I'm sorry we're running out of time. All you lot adore these cult post
rock goths to bits so truly, how can I do perfection justice? It's called 'Disaffected' so there.
9/10 Birdienumnums 22nd July 2016
I'd never heard of Piano Magic before I was sent a copy of this album. I didn't know what to expect but I was left gobsmacked at the sounds coming from my speakers.
I've had this LP on high rotation for a week now. I can't get enough. It is always atmospheric and engrossing, drawing the listener in. It is at times melancholy, hopeful, dance able or even quiet as a lullaby; yet moves from track to track seamlessly.
This album, originally issued in 2005, has finally been given a vinyl treatment... and what a joy it is to hear it on vinyl!
It made me seek out more of their music, and even buy a copy of their 2012 effort, "Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet" and add it to my record collection as well; that's how much I enjoyed "Disaffected".
Favourite tracks are the truly inspired "Night of the Hunter", the quiet/loud fuzz-guitar up-tempo "Jacknifed", the title track "Disaffected" (Which reminds me a little of mid-tempo Club 8), and the electronic dance-inspired "Deleted Scene", which reminds me of early New Order.
If it sounds a bit all over the place, that's because it is... but as an album it really works and is well worth listening to from beginning to end... one side at a time.
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