After reading a review of Piano Magic's "Disaffected" release, I decided to plop down the cash and buy a copy as I own several other of the band's earlier releases. Nothing I read led me to suspect that the beautiful atmospheric artfulness of the band was sacrificed and, therefore, missing on this cd. However, much to my disappointment, after a couple of listens I realized that Glen Johnson's latest incarnation has drifted a bit too far away from what makes Piano Magic such a aural delight. Frankly, I'd say this cd is a weak mix of This Mortal Coil's simple atmospherics around the time of 'It'll End in Tears' coupled with the lyrical morbidity of Nick Cave without coming close to realizing either band's brillance. To be certain, the cut entitled, 'Deleted Scenes' gets my goth groove moving... but, the simple fact is that this is not an advancement for the band, but simply a minor achievement by artists capable of producing a much more superior recording. My recommendation is buy it only if you can ignore the fact that, by definition, disaffected means being resentful and rebellious, especially against authority. This reviewer suspects that the disaffected element is really Johnson showing the bird to his contract holder and, hopefully, not to us, his consuming public.