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Piano Magic First-Time Vinyl Release
Luke Cartledge , May 18th, 2016 15:30

Piano Magic to release soundtrack music on vinyl for the first time

Glen Johnson’s post-rock collective, Piano Magic, have just released the first vinyl pressing of their fifth album, Son de Mar (Music From The Film By Bigas Luna), since its initial release in 2001.

As the title suggests, the album was composed to soundtrack Spanish director Bigas Luna’s film of the same name. Its 40-minute duration is split into six untitled sections, many of which use field recordings and found sounds as foundations upon which to build layered, atmospheric sonic vistas.

The first five sections drape an impressive array of musical elements atop the field recordings, including bell-like tuned percussion, e-bowed guitars and intricate violas. The closing section, a full side of vinyl in length, embraces many of the elements introduced by previous sections, gradually incorporating them into a steadily-expanding soundscape.

Having originally been released on 4AD a decade-and-a-half ago, the one-off vinyl pressing of Son de Mar, limited to 500 copies, is available now on Public House Recordings. For more information on the release, head over to the label’s website and take a listen to the album's opening track above.

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