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ARTIST
TITLE
Part Monster
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
IMPREC 151CD IMPREC 151CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/21/2007

"7th 'proper' album from esoteric Anglo-French, London-based 'ghost-rock' group that ranges from brittle folkish introspection to dynamic all-out noise intensity. Produced by Guy Fixsen of Laika (engineer to the likes of My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, The Breeders, Stereolab). Part-Monster, Piano Magic's 7th 'proper' album (excluding compilations) easily lives up to its title. Though Piano Magic are generally tarred with the brushes of ambient, coldwave or even ghostrock, Part Monster has its fill of all-out, near brutal, dynamic intensity. Indeed, anyone who's witnessed PM live over the past 2 years or so will testify that the shadowy introspection of their records is camouflage for a beast of many teeth. Bringing in Guy Fixsen, of the group, Laika, as producer, clearly marked the band's intention for a rawer, more powerful sound. Fixsen has taken the production and/or engineer chair for such luminaries as The Pixies, Moonshake, The Breeders, Joy Zipper, Stereolab, Lush and most notably for My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. That's not to say that Piano Magic have entirely turned the amps up to 11. Part Monster gracefully manages to balance this cathartic noise with romantic paeans to their favorite subject -- the more cruel, tragic side of their home city, London, and most notably tips a hat to perhaps the most graceful of its outcasts, Joseph Carey Merrick (The Elephant Man)."