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The Tangent


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4.18 | 56 ratings

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3 stars A short review based on three or four views of a rental disc. A show that will thrill fans of The Tangent, the band is filmed in a very small club providing an intimate up-close live experience. Sound and filming quality are both very good considering this seems to be a low budget affair. The emphasis is on the music, rightly so. As for the material I'll wait until I get to review the studio albums, but I will say that their best moments occur when the individual members break free from their keyboard master. This appears to be the Tillison show with backing members and there are great stretches when his keys/voice block out nearly everything else and in those spaces the sound gets repetitive very quickly. I'm afraid his voice doesn't sit too well with me, sort of a strained Al Stewart warble. But aside from that I did enjoy some of the material, particularly "The Music That Died Alone" which featured some incredible fantasy artwork superimposed over the band. Almost a Roger Dean feel to it. For me personally it can't climb above 3 stars when so dominated by the person who interests me the least but I do acknowledge the band is certainly good. Recommended without hesitation to fans and those wishing to check out the band for the first time.
Finnforest | 3/5 |


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