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The Tangent


Eclectic Prog

3.99 | 348 ratings

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4 stars The release of this album by another supergroup with the involvement of Roine Stolt was a nice surprise, both for the fellows just expecting one more TFK-CD and for ones who were fearing this. Since there are as well musicians like Andy Tillison (PARALLEL OR 90 DEGREES), David Jackson (ex-VDGG) and singer/songwriter Guy Manning involved the TFK-influence is not as obvious as with KARMAKANIC and KAIPA. Originally this was a solo project of Tillison who liked to do an album with 70's style music. The contact to Stolt, who had the idea to include brass came up more or less by chance and that's how it finally worked out like this. And the result is brilliant I would say. Although there is actually nothing innovative or exciting on here, it became an album which is a perfect entertainment without almost any moment of boredom.

In Darkest Dreams is offering in eight parts a very nice blend of progrock and jazz- fusion with some rocking and grooving sections, as well as some relaxed and laid-back ones with great play of Hammond, guitar and sax. The rhythm section provided by Reingold/Cs÷rsz is excellent as always. The Canterbury Sequence is a very well-done reminiscence to that special sub- category with soaring Hammond, guitar, woodwinds, vocals and even mandolin in Part 3. Up-Hill From Here then is an extreme leap to a more modern sound with synths and powerful drums, a very rocking one. The title track offers jazzy or classical piano combined with percussion, sax, guitar and vocals and reminds at some moments quite a lot to TFK-sound.

As a summary this is a great enjoying album for anyone who is more into Retro, not only TFK-fans but as well those of good Fusion and Canterbury sound should love it. 4 stars!

hdfisch | 4/5 |


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