This is a band that everyone in the world should know. The Player Piano. Before breaking up in 2003, they released on the most musically mature and complex albums of all time. This is an album that I have listened to hundreds of times, and never gotten sick. And, to top it all off, they keep it interesting with almost no vocals. Their demise, prompted by members going to Harvard Law and other such lofty pursuits, was one of the saddest days in the Provo, UT music scene. Honestly, I think people probably held candlelight vigils. And, if they didn't, they should have.3
But, good news folks - Friend of Mine Records, Inc., (a Japanese venture) will be re-releasing this album on Dec. 19th. Better yet, it will include 2 demos - Jazz Odyssey and Cottus Carolinae, which were not on the original Sunset Alliance release.
So here is what you do:
- Download this sample MP3 from their original album
- Listen to the other sample tracks available on The Player Piano's Myspace page
- Flood their Myspace inbox with messages of eager anticipation
- buy the Japanese release once it comes out. You can probably ask the boys via their myspace page on where and how it will be made available