Piano Magic - Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet (2012)
post-rock, indie, electronic, alternative, indie rock, experimental | 51:07 mins | MP3, 320 kbps | 117 MB
Label: Second Language | Year Of Release: 2012
Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet, Piano Magic's 11th official album sees them emerging from beneath the wreckage of previous guitar-heavy releases to re-investigate the darker, more electronic sonic themes of their earlier work. Instant parallels will inevitably be drawn with the ghostly chamber pop of 1999's Artists Rifles and the even-earlier surreal romanticism of Low Birth Weight. At the core, once again, Glen Johnson's unashamedly nihilistic ruminations on the human condition, though now shrouded in foggy analogue synth washes, pulsing heart beats, cathedral reverbs and Joe Meek-esque spectral vox. Indeed, this is an album of beautiful, indispensable baroque ghostliness, of disconnected hearts and oceans. Touchstones would be the new, airless beauty of Regis and Raim; the timeless gravitas of Dead Can Dance and the urban, though melodic isolationist output of late 70's/early 80's Factory Records.