Welcome to The Tangent Website!
We're in a state of renovation here now as we switch our website to be more focused on our new album "Auto Reconnaissance" which is nearing completion and scheduled for release at the end of Summer this year. So apologies for the building work that's going on here, and we look forward to a brand new site in the not too distant future.
The Tangent have had a busy 2020 so far with the recording of this new album, the 11 th studio album. It includes 2 long pieces, one of which is a shade off half an hour long, and has 4 shorter pieces and shows more aspects of the band and its abilities than ever before. Some of the most compex arrangements and musical passages they've ever done rub shoulders with some of the strongest melodies and sing-able hooks the band have ever brought to the table. Influences from Steely Dan to Frank Zappa, to Aphex Twin, Marvin Gaye, Hatfield and the North all jostle for your attention. Subject matter includes a conversation with a traffic cop in New Jersey, the world of "box ticking", a song Andy wrote for his partner Sally, the thirst for knowledge, and the hopeful reconciliation of the opposing sides of the Brexit debate in the UK. Possibly most relevant at the moment though is an uplifting song that welcomes the return of the sun to the sky after grey clouds have dominated for so long.
Not only that, but Andy Tillison is assembling a series of out-takes for a third "Fan" album, another of his Kalman Filter albums is on its way.
Pre_pre orders (at premium prices) are available on this site right now for the new album... :don't worry, there will be opportunities to pre-order at regular prices in the weeks leading up to release. We're going to keep updating the site with Andy's bulletins on the album's progress... and we'll give you news when there is some. You can always join our lively and friendly Facebook Group here!