GIA MARGARET - ROMANTIC PIANO VINYL (LTD. ED. TRANSPARENT SEAGLASS WAVE)
LIMITED EDITION TRANSPARENT SEAGLASS WAVE VINYL
Release Date: 26th May 2023
"At first, Gia Margaret called her new album ‘Romantic Piano’ to be a bit cheeky. Its spare, gentle piano works share more spirit with Erik Satie, Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guébrou and the ‘Marginalia’ releases of Masakatsu Takagi than they do with, say, a cosy and candlelit date night. But in that cheekiness lies hidden intention: across the gorgeous set, ‘Romantic’ is suggested in a more classic sense, what the Germans call ‘waldeinsamkeit’. Its compositions conjure the sublime themes of the Romantic poets: solitude in nature; nature’s ability to heal and to teach; a sense of contented melancholy. “I wanted to make music that was useful,” says Margaret, vastly understating the power of the record. ‘Romantic Piano’ is curious, calming, patient and incredibly moving - but it doesn’t overstay its welcome for more than a second. Margaret’s debut, ‘There’s Always Glimmer’, was a lyrical wonder, but when an illness on tour left her unable to sing, she made her ambient album ‘Mia Gargaret’ (another cheeky title) which revealed a keen intuition for arrangement and composition not fully shown on ‘There’s Always Glimmer’’s lyrical songs."