The Tangent

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The Tangent
GenresProgressive rock
Years active2002–present
LabelsInside Out Music
Websitewww.thetangent.org
MembersAndy Tillison

The Tangent is a progressive rock group formed in 2002.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The band was formed in 2002 by Parallel or 90 Degrees keyboardists Andy Tillison and Sam Baine and multi-instrumentalist Guy Manning; The Flower Kings' guitarist Roine Stolt, bassist Jonas Reingold, and drummer Zoltan Csörsz; and renowned saxophonist David Jackson of Van der Graaf Generator. The band was scheduled only to be a "one-off" side project but has produced ten official studio albums and a number of live albums since.[1]

The Tangent has had numerous changes in personnel resulting in Tillison being the only member to have been on all the recordings.

Live performances[edit]

Since 2003 the band in its various forms has played concerts and festivals in the US, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and France. Members of the band also occasionally appear as special guests on stage with other artists. On 13 February 2012 guitarist Luke Machin joined Pain of Salvation on stage at The Garage in London, England, playing on the song Kingdom of Loss.[2]

Cover art[edit]

The band had much of their cover art done by artist Ed Unitsky, who worked closely with the band when designing their album artwork. His cover for The Music That Died Alone (2003) won Best Artwork in the 2003 Dutch Progressive Rock Page polls.[3] Ed has completed five album covers for The Tangent.

The outer cover artwork for the band’s 2020 ‘Auto Reconnaissance’ album was again provided by Unitsky while the inner sleeve art was created by newcomer Sara Mirabbasi.

Cover artwork for the album Not as Good as the Book (2008) was created by French artist Antoine Ettori, for Down and Out in Paris and London (2009) by mbl graphics.

Personnel[edit]

Current members[edit]

Studio band from the latest release, Auto Reconnaissance in 2020: [4]

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Compilation Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=644
  2. ^ Andy Lye (25 March 2012). "Pain of Salvation live review". Jukebox:Metal.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090121075230/https://www.dprp.net/dprpoll/2003/index.php
  4. ^ https://progreport.com/the-tangent-auto-reconnaissance-album-review/

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