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The Tangent


Eclectic Prog

3.75 | 287 ratings

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4 stars 01. The Winning Game

A horn section, almost like a small orchestra if we add the additional keys. The sound of 70's in the song is a charm, a little of heavy (but only in the right way) and great vocals from ROINE STOLT (THE FLOWER KINGS), which not coincidentally gives his trademark sound to the music, which is perfect because the Stolt in my opinion = good music. After the vocal part is a good synthesizer phrase and soon after good keyboards, and a bass line of Jonas Reingold (THE FLOWER KINGS as well). Some syncopated parts and excellent chorus as well. It's amazing the compositional quality of Roine Stolt, anything he touches turns to gold, the true Midas from Prog Rock. And of course, you have guitars, yes you have (laughs). The compositional method of Roine is a strong beam in his discography style and is recognizable at a distance no matter what the project is (Solo albuns, THE FLOWER KINGS, TRANSATLANTIC, KAIPA ...)

02. Skipping The Distance

Great start with a heavy riff and full of synthesizers, but the most interesting are the contrasting flutes with the rest. Strong chorus, once again Jonas and his amazing bass and Sam Baine with their keyboards. Zoltan Csorsz is another monster knowed by the fans of 90's Prog, drum lines safe but virtuous. Prog vocals a la QUEEN duplicated in various parts and saxophones almost at the end of it, masterful.

03. Photosynthesis

Virtually all of the new albums in these 'new prog era' have a ballad, I can not say I like them all, but they always have a different melody and always good vocal and instrumental. Who have this wonderful idea of putting the keyboard and bass soloing together? SENSATIONAL! Good voice, but I'm not sure if it's GUY MANNING or ANDY TILLISON who sings it, is not familiarized myself yet, but I think it's Andy.

04. A Gap In The Night

I think this is Guy singing (forgive me if it's not). Slow one, with flute and sax, bass that makes all the difference in the world and the guitar is not always present, but when it is, is perfect. The syncopations are always present in this record and I love them. It's always great to see the amount of special topics that compose the guys in the same range. Epic track full of melodies, these guys search for the better in the Prog Rock and compile it in a single track. Another thing, it'is not because a CD can hold 80 minutes of music we have to use them whole, a record for me must have only 45 minutes like the old LP (laughs), here is a little more (59 minutes).

05. The World We Drive Through

A solid base of keyboards in all its forms. And a vocal melody a la Phantom of the Opera. A track with details and themes' thoughtful', 'contemplative'. Around 8 minutes a guitar, a mandolin and a wonderful climate. At 11 minutes and a half a part broken accompanied by an excellent guitar solo and a synthesizer. In the second half of the song who is back to the vocals? Roine, which for me is the best vocal of the new generation, and that says it all.

A band worth checking out, there are many options within the group's sound.

ProgShine | 4/5 |


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