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The Tangent


Eclectic Prog

4.02 | 275 ratings

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4 stars One word: Wow. Unbelievable album. The Tangent are unbelievable. This 4-song album is a forerunner for album of 2003. With a 20 minute-plus song, plus an 8, a 7, and a 12, this album packs a punch. Stolt and Tillison work very well together, and Csorsz is a fantastic drummer. Also, Reingold is one of my favorite bassists in modern music. Together, this album is definitely worth your while.

In Darkest Dreams: Wonderful epic. Tillison's keyboards are great, and the overall orchestration is awesome. The second I first put it on, I thought "Oh yeah". It's just pure awesome. Very cool, and very well done.

The Canterbury Sequence: Different feel than the previous song. Even more cool, if that was actually possible. They even go as far as to play a Hatfield and the North song, Chaos at the Greasy Spoon. Canterbury is great.

Up-Hill From Here: The saxophones are unbelievable. Somehow, Tillison knows what to incorporate in a song to make them incredibly cool. Yet, at the same time, they are all prog, too. Very catchy, awesome prog. This song is just like the rest.

The Music That Died Alone: Some strange piano to open up, followed by more uptempo outstanding Tangent music. I'm running out of things to say about this album; everything is purely incredible.

Hmm. I want to be able to write more about this album, but it's not possible. It's extremely lucky that this changed from a Tillison solo project into a collaborative project. If you appreciate pure prog music, than I recommend this. 4/5 stars.

Yanns | 4/5 |


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