Swedish-British prog contingent - The Tangent - is one of many bands
with connections to The Flower Kings. At one stage of their career, they
counted no less than 3 The Flower Kings members: Roine Stolt, Zoltan
Csorsz and Jonas Reingold. Only one is left on this album: Jonas
are talking prog rock heavily influenced by some of the big names of the
70's like Van der Graaf Generator, King Crimson and Yes. So you know
what to expect when you put on a The Tangent album...
70's prog rock with lots of innovative songs, never afraid to use old
analogue instruments, or a saxophone, flute or clarinet... So if things
like that turn you off, and you are of the conviction that such things
have no place in music, then I am sure this album is not for you...
But if you dig this kind of music, then I suggest you look into this
we like/dislike from bands like this, we are served with big epic songs,
one crossing the 20 minutes mark, another even crossing the 25 minutes
mark. Only 2 rather short songs, one being the albums worst song: "DIY
Surgery" - it never reaches the same intensity, the other 6 songs
am not a huge fan of this kind of prog rock, but this is one of the better
albums in this genre I've heard for some time...
"In Earnest", "GPS Culture" & ”A