It’s a little under a month a till The Tangent release their eagerly anticipated seventh studio album Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work). In advance of this, they are pleased to reveal an edit of the album track ‘Evening TV’ exclusively through the UK’s Prog Magazine and you can have a listen to that here – http://www.progrockmag.com/
The Tangent mastermind Andy Tillison had this to say about the track: “Evening TV” is the finalé to “Le Sacre Du Travail” a concept album that follows a typical working day. Out of the whole album, this piece is perhaps the most “Typical Tangent” piece – less orchestral than the other pieces on the album. It’s a kind of “treat” – in the same way that Evening Television is in itself a supposed reward for our hard work during the day. The “radio edit” that is released here is just a part of a much more complex piece. To put it into historical perspective, if the album was ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’ – this track would be “Counting Out Time”. But It isn’t. And It Isn’t!”
Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work) is set to be released by InsideOut Music on the 24th June 2013. The album is the group’s first fully blown “concept album” but band-leader Andy Tillison is keen to point out that this concept is something that involves all of us now rather than a rambling fiction.
Formed from a single hour long piece of music in 5 movements and referred to by the band as “An Electric Sinfonia” based around a working day of a typical Western-world citizen, the album has a very personal feel. It’s highly orchestral and 20th century classical in tone, very much inspired by Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring. Described by INSIDEOUT CEO Thomas Waber as “A very mature album” with “Stellar Musicianship” – this album sees the lineup of The Tangent revert to an earlier formation, Andy Tillison (composer/keyboards/singer) again bringing on board Jonas Reingold on bass (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic), Jakko M Jakszyk on guitar & vocals (King Crimson, Level 42), Theo Travis on wind instruments (Soft Machine, Steve Wilson Band) with the new additions of Gavin Harrison on drums (Porcupine Tree) & David Longdon on vocal harmonies (Big Big Train). In addition there are cameo appearances by Rikard Sjoblom (Beardfish) and Guy Manning amongst others.
The album is also now available to pre-order through the InsideOut Music webshop on limited edition CD – http://smarturl.it/tangent_
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