GLEN JOHNSON | ANGÈLE DAVID-GUILLOU August 22, 2009
On a beautiful summer evening, 7ème Ciel welcomed more new guests with the arrival of Piano Magic protagonist Glen Johnson and Angèle David-Guillou for her project Klima.
Starting out as an experimental music loose collective, Piano Magic has released numerous EPs and albums, developing over time into a band inspired by various music genres including post-punk, dark wave and electronic. The band has since collaborated with some of the most expressive voices of the last few decades, such as Vashti Bunyan, Alan Sparhawk (Low), John Grant (The Czars) and Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance).
Angèle David-Guillou has cast a spell over Piano Magic's records since Son De Mar, an album featuring original music from the film of the same name, which was directed by Bigas Luna.
In 2007, David-Guillou also released a collection of wonderfully arranged songs under the name of Klima.
Glen and Angèle performed entirely acoustically for us (a first for them), and both delved into their solo repertoires (Johnson had just released his solo album Details Not Recorded) as well as playing some Piano Magic songs. They finished their set with a groovy cover version of Michael Jackson's Beat It.