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The Tangent


Eclectic Prog

3.83 | 331 ratings

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4 stars Third album A place in the queue from 2006 is an excellent example how must sound a symphonic prog album. The Tangent was unknown to me few years ago, manageing to listen to this album for the first time around 2008 when I've discovered them. Well, this is solid release and I think Andy Tillson the had of the band did a great job here. Top notch instrumental passages, where the keyboards and guitars has some spectacular moments for sure. Having memebers from diffrent bands , but with same or similar sound, like The Flower Kings, Kaipa or Karmakanic, The Tangent to me sounds more intresting, more captivating , more chalengeing then anything those bands released in same period. This is a very long album , clocking around 76 min, with two giant pieces in the opening In Earnest , 21 min of sheers brilancy and closing track , the title track 25 min of inventive symphonic prog, what is in between is also good with a plus on Lost in LOndon who has a Jethro Tull touch, but very good, I really like it. What I like on this band is that they had a constant quality on their music over the years, they had only good albums , but none of them can be considered masterpieces, at least from my view. So, all in all, a very talented band with talented musicians and a very solid album aswell that desearve attention from any serious prog rock listner. Easy 4 stars.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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