Both packaged and titled as a twisted kind of Christmas novelty, 'Seasonally Affective chronicles the development of Piano Magic's chilling electronic music. This 2 CD set covers EPs, both A and B-sides and some compilation contributions serving as a more than useful reminder of their earlier works. The story begins impressively with haunting, doomy guitar passages providing the main backdrop for the child-like female vocal contributions on 'Wrong French' and 'Non-Fiction'. The main protagonist of the Piano Magic collective, Glen Johnson, has used a succession of (largely successful) female vocalists to give voice to the macabre tales created but some of this early material verges on bedroom tinkering with keyboard programming; often interesting but a little directionless. Nevertheless two hours of listening can be made worthwhile just by hearing 'The Canadian Brought Us Snow'; Johnson proving himself to be perhaps the best front person while the sound shimmers sparingly yet beautifully behind him. 'Seasonally Affective' is a largely fascinating insight into Johnson's flawed but ultimately rewarding lo-fi work.