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    Posted: October 29 2008 at 14:32
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 28 October 2008 – Although Andy Tillison Diskdrive's THE TANGENT project is well known in Progressive Rock circles, the music of his earlier band Parallel or 90 Degrees (Po90) is less known, yet highly respected among many. With all their albums long deleted availability has been difficult, this compilation of the band's work from 1996 to 2001 with as a bonus over 30 minutes of brand new tracks, is a perfect introduction. 
This double CD is a comprehensive selection across all 5 albums also includes several new and unreleased tracks from 2002 album sessions, put on hold by the emerging success of the Tangent. This includes the Po90 original of "Four Egos, One War" (later re-imagined by The Tangent) and a version of "Blues For Lear" featuring the guitar and vocal of Roine Stolt. The bands acclaimed "Afterlifecycle" suite is also presented as a continuously running track for the first time.

“I’ve had a copy of the unreleased material since it was first recorded and before The Tangent, and I loved it, so I’m really excited to be involved in finally releasing it and having a chance to get some of their back catalog available again.”, said Shawn Gordon, President of ProgRock Records.
“A Can of Worms” is the ProgRock Records debut release from Parallel or 90 Degrees and can be found at http://www.progrockrecords.com/artists/view.php?id=110. This album is a long awaited chance to sample the music of a band whose contribution to the continuing life of Progressive Music has been considerable, yet sadly overlooked in the success of surrounding projects. Those people who enjoy the music and lyrics of the Tangent will find themselves with more gems from the same writer, and although different in character from the better known band, still as alert and real. 
The album is available for immediate order and will ship in late November and be available at your favorite brick and mortar retailer on January 27, 2009. Presales are discounted $2 on the ProgRock Records site until the album starts shipping.  


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2008 at 11:40
All I have from the band is a free download album they had on their website a few years back. I really like it.  I'll check this one out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2008 at 22:33
Any plans for reissuing the other albums?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2008 at 09:25
Yeah, I'd also like to know whether there's plans to reissue the albums themselves along with this set (perhaps finally getting a release for that ill-fated last album!); I find that prog is one of those genres where nine times out of ten the songs are vastly more effective in the context of the original album, so I'll only go for a compilation if getting the albums is out of the question.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 13 2008 at 13:13
We're talking about remastering and re-releasing the old albums, the problem with releasing the unfinished album is that it remains unfinished and there wouldn't be much point in doing it after it is released on this 'best of'.  If the interest is there, I imagine there is the possibility of a brand new album at some point as well.
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