Quietly and with careful thought...

Quietly and with careful thought we decided to be "all in the same place at the same time". 

A planning/press conference/photo session was put together and we successfully all met up yesterday for food, chat, photos, set planning and to welcome Marie Eve to the band. But this is The Tangent. And Fate wasn't just gonna sit back and let that happen without a fight.

We'll start with the minor problems. Be assured - the major one is coming.

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A Few Steps [Video] ...

The Tangent release official YOUTUBE video of their amazing agit-prog epic "A Few Steps Down The Wrong Road", setting a new benchmark for the band and a potential new doorway for the genre as a whole. Official Insideout press statement Below

YOU DON'T GET IT UNTIL YOU WATCH/HEAR ALL OF IT!!!! NO JOKE!

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Tangent Live 2017

Yes - the band will be playing in the second half of 2017 and one of the highlights of this will be an appearance at the SUMMERS END festival in the UK. The band will once again be playing split shows as The Tangent and also as Karmakanic. The lineup of these bands is as yet to be announced but will for sure include Andy, Jonas and Luke as well as new Tangenteer Marie Eve De Gaultier who also plays with Luke's band Maschine.

Gigs In EUROPE and the USA are now online. Click here!

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REPURPOSING PROGRESSIVE ROCK

PRE PRE ORDERS

The Tangent are pleased to announce PRE-PRE Ordering of their album "The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery" due to be recorded in 2017. For those interested in helping support the project - this is a 2 tier crowd funding mechanism and the details are HERE. However, the album will be available at regular pre-order prices later in 2017 so you have the choice to wait. (Not quite) INSTANT GRATIFICATION awaits you - because those who partake in this scheme get access to an hour or so of updating demos of the project so far (five good length songs as of now) and access to these is given as soon as one of us checks our emails.

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The Return of the Tangent Blog

At long last the site has a blog. It's a fledgling right now, a place where Andy and others are going to be able to discuss things beyond news and releases. The Tangent and Po90 websites have always tried to be more than advertisements and news bulletins, so if you want to read a little deeper into what we are, do and think, well please make sure you visit, comment, take part in an exchange.

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What We're Listening To...

  • UK
    As we approach the release of "Slow Rust" - here's the first of 10 albums which I feel have been part of the inspirational makeup of The Tangent over the years. It's not a "best of" or a chart, there...

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  • Van Der Graaf Generator
    Here's the second of 10 albums which I feel have been part of the inspirational makeup of The Tangent over the years. It's not a "best of" or a chart, there is no Number One. The first one featured was...

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  • Joni Mitchell
    As we approach the release of "Slow Rust" - here's the third of 10 albums which I feel have been part of the inspirational makeup of The Tangent over the years. It's not a "best of" or a chart, there...

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  • Rush
    Here is the FOURTH of the albums I have chosen to represent some of the influential albums on The Tangent's career. Once again to stress that this is not a chart, a "best of" - nor is it an effort...

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  • Strawinsky - Rite of Spring
    This continues a series of articles about albums that have been influential on The Tangent's music. It is neither a complete list, nor is it a list that would be the same if you asked me next week, it is...

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  • The Sex Pistols
    It's only in the past 30 years or so that the word "Reboot" entered our lives and even less time since it gained its alternative use as a metaphor to indicate "starting something already established again in order to get...

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  • Egg
    Today's album is "The Polite Force" by Egg. In truth though it's not EGG per se that I'm referring to - really the career of Dave Stewart and a whole raft of bands that we refer to as The Canterbury...

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  • Refugee
    This one just happens to be one of the best albums ever made. My love for this album is well documented, but despite its brilliance, this album has managed to remain THE great lost masterpiece of Prog - highly regarded by...

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  • The Flower Kings
    There are a number of reasons why this album is so important to our history and by far the biggest reason is that it is a brilliant, brilliant record. Also of great importance is that it's one of the albums...

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  • YES
    And finally in our series of "Albums that make the Tangent Tick" here's the one that has been a frequently mentioned benchmark A Goal. A Gold Standard. As before though, this was not a chart, This is not number one...

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  • Theo's Choice
    A couple of days ago we finished off a series of 10 albums that have been inspirational to the sound and style of our own band. But all those reviews were rather focused on my own opinions and influences. And...

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