Boomkat Product Review:
After walking into a Barcelona record store and hearing a Piano Magic track playing on their sound-system, Spain's best (and second best known) film director, Bigas Luna, knew exactly who he wanted to score his next movie, Son De Mar. The director of 18 films (including Jamon Jamon, The Tit & The Moon and Golden Balls) instantly recognised that they were making music for films that existed only in flickers at the back of the listener's mind and decided it was time to give them a 'real film' to work on. Translated as the sound of the sea, 'Son De Mar' is a visually ambient tale of love found, lost, regained and then lost again, all spiced with Luna's shyless eroticism against the backdrop of a beautiful Valencian Summer. The soundtrack was recorded over a five day studio stint, is divided into 6 untitled sections and features the band's core members - Glen Johnson, Miguel Marin and Jerome Tcherneyan. Apart from their music, Piano Magic are also noted for their 'revolving door' membership policy - some 30 members have passed through the band over the past 3 years including Darren Hayman (Hefner) Pete Astor (The Wisdom Of Harry) and David Sheppard (State River Widening) but Son De Mar features only the one addition, James Topham, on Viola.