The aptly-named, Closure, is the twelfth and final official album by cult London-based Anglo-French self-proclaimed "ghost rock" group Piano Magic marking their 20th year of existence. Recorded in London between April and August of 2016, Closure features guest appearances from Peter Milton Walsh of The Apartments, Audrey Riley (go-to cellist for The Go-Betweens, Nick Cave, Virginia Astley and many more), Josh Hight (Irons) and Oliver Cherer (Dollboy). For this outing, the nucleus of Piano Magic was Glen Johnson, Jerome Tcherneyan, Franck Alba, Alasdair Steer and Paul Tornbohm.
Forming as a lo-fi electronica trio in 1996, Piano Magic's first EP, Wrong French was a favorite of John Peel's (they later recorded a Peel Session for him). By 2000, they'd become a full, touring alt-rock group, recording two albums for 4AD Record : the soundtrack to Spanish director Bigas Luna's Son De Mar film and Writers Without Homes, most notable for featuring the first recording in 30 years of long-lost folk doyenne, Vashti Bunyan. The album also saw the band's second collaboration with John Grant. Further collaborations throughout the years have included Low, Dead Can Dance, Cornershop, and Tarwater.