The DVD and CD will be much the same content as each other, but there may be some variation depending on space. For SURE there will be live versions of "Where Are They Now", "Paroxetine", "Perdu Dans Paris" and some older stuff too, but we're planning on featuring a completely new track from our "COMM" album way in advance of release.
There should be at least 1 hour and 15 of solid music on the finished DVD, track list will be decided on the basis of which tracks worked out the best, but we're aiming to record everything we have played this year. Inevitably that means there will be a small amount of duplication with the GOING OFF ON ONE DVD from 5 years ago.
First was there the Parallel of 90 Degrees, some matthetical curve that cannot be placed
in a box and suddenly there was that new thought of a masterbrain THE TANGENT:
the trigonometric function that for an acute angle is the ratio between the leg opposite to the angle when it is considered part of a right triangle and the leg adjacent or
a straight line that is the limiting position of a secant of a curve through a fixed point and a variable point on the curve as the variable point approaches the fixed point or
has it to do something with Music? Then it could be a small upright flat-ended metal pin at the inner end of a clavichord key that strikes the string to produce the tone ... ??!!??
What the heck! The World That We Drive Through and their first cd The Music That Died Alone made me go off on a tangent. It just stuck me straight away, an abrupt change of course in the way i listen to music....
The Tangent Project CD ("The Music That Died Alone.." 22 September '03), concept and
idea by Andy Tillison. Originally conceived as the first solo album by Andy, this album
became a more collaborative venture as the time went on. Ian Oakley, the manager of the
Flower Kings had the idea to bring in the Flower Kings into the album. The enthusiasm of the
musicians turned this combination of three generations of progressive virtuosity
into a cohesive whole....
The albums kicks of with "In Darkest Dreams" a epic of 20 minutes. This is what i
like about prog; a song with a theme, tempo changes, a wink to Yes, piano, mellotron,
Sam Baine who puts some jazzy notes in it, guitar solo's and -oh- that dinosaurs David Jackson is
blowing the dark side of the moon from his place, that man is from another planet!
Roine, Andy & Guy are the vocalist on this first new prog 70-ies epic, they fit perfectly.
"The Canerbury Sequence"... Did i wrote that Andy was a punk-progger? Sorry i will eat some soap, this is a step back to Caravan, Gong and Hartfield North (the section " Chaos at the greasy Spoon" is actually written by Dave Stewart of Hartfield), great jazzy prog. Very fine harmonies.
Before we chill out totally there's "Up-Hill From Here", an up tempo rocking prog song, if you can sit still with this one blowing out of your speakers, you must be wearing a straitjacket. Roine dominates with his guitar. Man this rocks...
The closing chapter has arrived... "The Music That Died Alone"... 4 sections with a great impact. It starts with a beautiful serenade from Andy on piano, then a flute and the band start a smooth song. Andy is doing the lead according the booklet, but Roine's vocals are making a duet from it. The tempo goes on a higher level and the song started to swing. A song with a nice lyric and a deeper message; keep on going don't let your head hang down! Nice guitar and that sax, where was David the last years, did he just wake up? Please keep him awake!
I mentioned all the players in this review, but i will make a remark on the rhythm section Jason & Zoltan, you can hear they are a bloody well team for a long period, well done boys!
News: A new Album is planned by Andy, the Flower boys will be involved again;
"The Music that died alone"- album was one of my favourite of 2003; adventureous, opening new horizons of the best 70-ies prog, a mix of people that united more as two countries. Does the new album live up to the expectations, that I made? It was a long time waiting to find that out. Finally it was October, the new Tangent album should be in the stores, a ride to my favourite music shop Satisfaction and then a drive throught he lovely hills of the lovely South of the Netherlands to my work;
Splendid done by Ed Unitsky again, you wish the size of a cd was like the vinyl records we used to buy.
A journey of discovery of progressive rock, Canterbury spheres, 70-ies and 80-ies prog, guitar, keyboard solo's, screaming saxes, nice harmonies and some freaky jazz and that all together in each of the 5 song (the bonus disc contains electronic song called Exponenzgesetz, I believe it is Sam and Andy on keyboards ).
The music of the Tangent has changed a bit, more Flower Kings influences. Some people will be happy with it other maybe not. But the music is undoubtful a perfect synthesis of progressive rock.
"The Winning Game", is the first track and has an great likeness what i heard on "The Music that..." most of the musicians get a change to let us hear what they are capable to, lot of tempo changes and diversity in Andy's singing.
The second track starts more upbeat and has some great sax-solo's. Photosynthesis is the most quite track of the Tangent, with jazzy-piano passages, harmonies. The title track is the most Flower Kings-song and shouldn't surprise me if it was written by Roine. Sam Baine does the intro and it smoothly grows to a more up-beat song.
My favourite tracks is the epic 'A Gap In The Night', it is good to hear Guy Mannings voice, a delightful prog song, great themes, powerful vocals and astoinishing freaky instrumental parts.
The first album was so impressive that it is hard to make a better one. I guess that this album will end high in the top of 2004. If you've one of the albums and you liked it, buy the other one too, you'll not be dissapointed. Maybe you will not be so amazed as you heard "The Music that died alone" for the first time, but this is wonderful prog too, think this album will grow.
A gig is planned in November the first at the Spirit of Verviers! See you there!The band on this tour will be: Andy Tillison, Sam Baine, Roine Stolt, Jonas Reingold & Zoltan Csorsz. The set will include music from the (by then) two Tangent albums, as well as the odd bit of music from associated projects and bands.
See for live pictures and a review this page.
At www.dprp.vuurwerk.nl you'll find a interview with Andy.
PYRAMIDS AND STARS...
They will perform at
They will perform at RosFest 2005!
The Lineup for 2005 will be:
Sam Baine - Keyboards & Vocals
Jonas Reingold - Bass Guitar
Theo Travis - Saxophones & Flutes
Krister Jonsson - Guitars & vocals (Karmakanic a project from Jonas)
Jaime Salazar - Drums (ex Flower Kings drummer!).
Tangent 3 recording well under wayThe recording of the Tangent's third studio album is now taking place at a variety of locations throughout Europe. New Members Jaime Salazar and Krister Jonsson have been recording with Jonas Reingold, Andy Tillison and Theo Travis in Sweden, Guy Manning has been recording in the UK and France. more sessions are planned at all venues, with a view to completing the album around October for release early in the new year. A t present, no title for the album has been decided, but there are several possibilities. At the time of writing it does look all set to be the first Tangent double CD set.
The new album by the Tangent, and has been submitted to Inside Out for February release. Entitled "A Place in the Queue" it is the first to feature new guitarist Krister Jonsson and drummer Jaime Salazar. At 79 mins it is a lengthy effort - a traditional double album on one CD. The special edition will feature an extra CD with bonus tracks, demos etc.
Here's the track listing:
What a wonderful art work!
Release date February 2006.
There were plans for a new super group:
Bob Dalton (It Bites / Kino),
Andy Tilison (The Tangent) and
Jason McDonald (The Blue Horses).
Jakko M Jakszyk:
Jakko steps into the Tangent to fill a space formerly occupied by Roine Stolt and Krister
Jonsson. All the band welcome him and hope for a productive future........
The new album by the Tangent... released early March 2008
Two years after the release of A Place In The Queue, the Tangent return to studio output with the release of their highly ambitious "Not As Good As The Book".
Recorded between 2006 and 2007 in France, Sweden and England the album is the band's first double studio CD, and the special edition of the package includes an illustrated short NOVEL written by Andy Tillison and illustrated by young french artist Antoine Ettori.
"It's a book based on the album" says Andy, "Not the other way around. The album was made quite independently like most albums, with its own themes and concepts. At the same time I was writing this story, and writing about the same things in a different way. Some of the lyrics in the music are retold in the prose of the book" Read Andy's thoughts on the new album here
The album itself features the work of guitarist Jakko M Jakszyk, erstwhile guitarist of The 21st Century Schizoid Band, Level 42 and Dave Stewart/Barbara Gaskin. It's also the first Tangent album without founder member Sam Baine who has been present in all Andy Tillison's recordings since Po90 kicked off in 1996.
The lineup of the band for this album is as follows
Andy Tillison Diskdrive - keyboards/vocals
Guy Manning - acoustic instruments/vocals
Jonas Reingold - bass guitar (Flower ings, Karmakanic)
Jaime Salazar - drums
Jakko M Jakszyk - electric guitar/vocals
Theo Travis - sax/flute (Karmakanic, Porcupine Tree and related bands).
Hear a track from the new album HERE
The new Tangent album Down And Out In Paris And London will be released on November 16th 2009 in Europe.
New Line up Autumn 2010:
Solo & Sessions;
SECRET GREEN - A new band with some real history.
Formed by Francis Lickerish, guitarist, composer and founder member of The Enid. Joined by ex Enid members Willie Gilmour (keyboards) and Neil Kavanagh (bass and vocals) along with vocalist Hilary Palmer, guitarist Jon beedle, Andy Tillison on Keyboards and John Howells on drums, the band are currently recording the album Songs To Wake The King some of which will be aired along with some Enid classics at the Arundel Arts Festival on August 27th 2007.
More at www.myspace.com/secretgreen.
Jakko M Jakszyk, former singer/guitarist with the 21st Century Schizoid Band, Rapid Eye Movement (with Dave Stewart/Pip Pyle), Level 42, Warren Harry (punk/pop band who Andy used to like when he was a student) Stewart/Gaskin and many others. New face in THE TANGENT. Jakko's solo album is available from our shop and features a whole host of amazing musicians including Bob Fripp, Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Dave Stewart, Clive Brooks, Mark King, blah blah blah. He is more famous than the rest of the Tangent. Jakkos Site Here
Andy did joined Karmakanic.