Piano Magic

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Piano Magic was a loose collective of sorts, with an ever-changing lineup originally inspired by bands like This Mortal Coil. Core member Glen Johnson formed the band in 1996 with Dick Rance and Dominic Chennel completing the initial trio. Over the years the quiet bedroom project expanded and changed as Johnson enlisted the help of friends, acquaintances, and moonlighters from other bands. It was oddly appropriate that Piano Magic had a revolving membership, because its music had a graceful fluidity and malleability that defied rigid structure. Over the course of numerous albums and singles, Piano Magic's music evolved from lo-fi instrumental noodling to pop-electronica trickery, and then again into a lush vocal and orchestral pastiche. Prior to its January 2017 release, Piano Magic announced that 'Closure' would be their final album. They 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.
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Albums

ire2102 Piano Magic - Popular Mechanics album art Piano Magic Popular Mechanics (Album) i ire2102 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RGIRL 6 Piano Magic - Low Birth Weight album art Piano Magic Low Birth Weight (Album) Rocket Girl, Rocket Girl RGIRL 6 UK 1999 Sell This Version
rgirl 19, rgirl19 Piano Magic - Artists' Rifles album art Piano Magic Artists' Rifles (Album) Rocket Girl, Rocket Girl rgirl 19, rgirl19 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MAD 2105 CD, 2309-2 Piano Magic - Son De Mar (Music From The Film By Bigas Luna) album art Piano Magic Son De Mar (Music From The Film By Bigas Luna) (MiniAlbum, Album) 4AD MAD 2105 CD, 2309-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
724381271520 Piano Magic - Writers Without Homes album art Piano Magic Writers Without Homes (Album) 4AD 724381271520 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
PCD-23454 Piano Magic - The Troubled Sleep Of Piano Magic album art Piano Magic The Troubled Sleep Of Piano Magic (Album) Green UFOs PCD-23454 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
GREEN020CD Piano Magic - Disaffected album art Piano Magic Disaffected (Album) Green UFOs GREEN020CD Spain 2005 Sell This Version
none Piano Magic - Part Monster album art Piano Magic Part Monster (Album) Green UFOs none US 2007 Sell This Version
DRL227-3 Piano Magic - Ovations album art Piano Magic Ovations (Album) Make Mine Music DRL227-3 US 2009 Sell This Version
SL04x Piano Magic - Home Recordings album art Piano Magic Home Recordings (Album) Second Language SL04x UK 2010 Sell This Version
SMR015 Piano Magic - Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet album art Piano Magic Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet (Album) Second Language SMR015 US 2012 Sell This Version
SL036LP Piano Magic - Closure album art Piano Magic Closure (Album) Second Language SL036LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Piano Magic - Piano Magic - Live In Ferrara - 20​/​7​/​06 album art Piano Magic Piano Magic - Live In Ferrara - 20​/​7​/​06(3xFile, MP3, 320) Second Language none UK 2020

Singles & EPs

ire1071 Piano Magic - Wrong French album art Piano Magic Wrong French i ire1071 UK 1996 Sell This Version
wj26, W.J26 Piano Magic - For Engineers album art Piano Magic For Engineers (Single) Wurlitzer Jukebox, Wurlitzer Jukebox wj26, W.J26 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ire2031 Piano Magic - Wintersport / Cross-Country album art Piano Magic Wintersport / Cross-Country(12") i ire2031 UK 1997 Sell This Version
LISS 32 Piano Magic - Music For Rolex / The Soldering Social album art Piano Magic / Matmos Piano Magic / Matmos - Music For Rolex / The Soldering Social (Single) Lissy's Records LISS 32 UK 1998 Sell This Version
drl 074 Piano Magic - A Trick Of The Sea (Bliss Out Vol. 13) album art Piano Magic A Trick Of The Sea (Bliss Out Vol. 13) (EP) Darla Records drl 074 US 1998 Sell This Version
debt001sp, debt001SP Piano Magic - #1 album art Icebreaker (9) / Piano Magic Icebreaker (9) / Piano Magic - #1(7", Ltd, Cle) Debut..., Debut... debt001sp, debt001SP France 1998 Sell This Version
piao! 12 Piano Magic - The Fun Of The Century album art Piano Magic The Fun Of The Century(12") Piao! piao! 12 UK 1998 Sell This Version
rgirl4 Piano Magic - Sleep At The Bottom / Green Acres album art Low / Piano Magic / Transient Waves Low / Piano Magic / Transient Waves - Sleep At The Bottom / Green Acres(7", Single) Rocket Girl rgirl4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
bebop9 Piano Magic - Music For Annahbird album art Piano Magic Music For Annahbird(7") Bad Jazz bebop9 UK 1998 Sell This Version
solve 010 sc IX Piano Magic - Amongst The Book An Angel album art Piano Magic Amongst The Book An Angel (Single) Acetone Records solve 010 sc IX France 1999 Sell This Version
none Piano Magic - Mort Aux Vaches album art Piano Magic Mort Aux Vaches(CD, EP, Ltd, Num) Mort Aux Vaches none Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
rgirl12, rgirl 12 Piano Magic - There's No Need For Us To Be Alone / The Canadian Brought Us Snow album art Piano Magic There's No Need For Us To Be Alone / The Canadian Brought Us Snow(7", Single, Red) Rocket Girl, Rocket Girl rgirl12, rgirl 12 UK 1999 Sell This Version