Important Rec. Piano Magic : Open Cast Heart EP (UK,2006)****
Since I discovered the earliest EP's of Piano Magic I found this band completely unique. While before I could find only just here and there some nice and sweet soundscape electronica that sprinkled like water, I thought at that time, that when this was combined with human poetry this kind of expression really became complete, because it then gives a perfect combined and wide vision of an expression with a scope that goes to as wide as to an abstract free world which is a music expression as vivid as nature, but also shows the human in it, its place of love and communicating. Pianomagic expressed exactly that completeness, and I tried to follow their releases ever since. There was a short period that was more soft post-rock, but this EP again develops further, what it originally started.
This is electronic music only, combined with voices of poetry. The second track, "the journal of a disappointed man" is borrowed from a book, a diary by WNP Barbellion, a great lost treasure of English Literature from the early 20th century. Sweet female vocals (reminding me of Mum but also a bit Bjork) are by Angele David-Guillou, who participated with Pianomagic before. Since Pianomagic more bands started to use subtle electronica which is as complex and sound even warmer than acoustic improvisations. Several Piano Magic releases were for me perfect background music for writing poetry myself because my attention got completely lost in its multidimensional world. Another fine Piano Magic release.