Published on 17th February 2015
New album from The Tangent
The Tangent announce release of ‘A Spark In The Aether – The Music That Died Alone Volume Two’
InsideOutMusic is pleased to announce that The Tangent will release their eighth studio album ‘A Spark In The Aether – The Music That Died Alone Volume Two’ on 20th April 2015 in Europe and 21st April 2015 in the US. The band, led by multi-instrumentalist Andy Tillison, is made up of Jonas Reingold (Bass), Theo Travis (Sax & Flute), Luke Machin (Guitar) & Morgan Ågren (Drums).
Andy Tillison had this to say: “After all the different things we’ve done, this time it seemed right to come back to our prog roots and “stock in trade”. At the same time we wanted to go somewhere new too, so we travelled to America in our Imaginations. We all hope you’ll join us!”
Twelve years, eight studio albums, two live DVDs and tours that have taken them from Moscow to Quebec. Now one of the most enduring third wave progressive rock bands on the scene returns – a band that has never made an album using the same personnel as the previous album. In fact, the same line-up has (to date) never been used twice.
But there are regulars. And some of the favourite regulars are back for the 8th album: Flower Kings bass legend Jonas Reingold; the ever-faithful and gifted Theo Travis, familiar to many from his work with the Steven Wilson band, Gong and Robert Fripp, with his arsenal of wind textures from saxophones to flutes; and the return to the fold of the amazingly talented Luke Machin, a guitar hero for a new generation who can even wow the old generations (and who also fronts his own band, Maschine). And of course there’s band leader Andy Tillison (keyboards and vocals), the only member of the band to have played on all the records.
This team is joined by Morgan Ågren, Swedish drumming phenomenon who can even count Frank Zappa among his previous jobs (others include, but not limited to, Kaipa, Devin Townsend, and his own acclaimed Mats/Morgan Band). Morgan introduces to The Tangent a real live energy full of inspiration and eccentricity. And of course the sleeve is designed by the remarkable Ed Unitsky……
The new album is a Rock Album. It’s a Prog album. It’s a Funky album. It’s a Pop album. It’s the Eighth Tangent album.