HELLO PROG And Other prog FRIENDS, PPRCMUSIC IS VERY PROUD TO
ANNOUNCE SUNDAY NIGHTS HEADLINER "THE TANGENT" AT THE RITES OF SPRING
FESTIVAL Scheduled for April 23rd and the 24th.
Making their US debut at the one and only ROSfest, PPRCmusic is proud
to bring you a must see event with The Tangent.
While there may be some room for argument as to whether The Tangent's
debut album, The Music That Died Alone was the 2003 Album of the
Year, there is no possible doubt that it was surprise album of the
year. Conceived of by bandleader, keyboardist and vocalist Andy
Tillison as "the Next Great English Prog Album," The Music That Died
Alone offered rich symphonic prog that looked back to Prog's First
Wave but also found plenty of space for the criminally
underappreciated Canterbury movement and even some spicy little hints
of punk. It took the Prog world by storm.
And yet, how could The Music That Died Alone have been such a
surprise? After all, the album featured contributions from major
figures from all three of Prog's great eras. From Prog's Golden Age
came Van der Graaf Generator's David Jackson on saxophone and flute.
From Kaipa and The Flower Kings, the band offered Roine Stolt on
guitar and vocals along with Flower Kings bass player Jonas
Reingold and drummer Zoltan Csorsz. The latter two, along with
Parallel or 90 Degrees' Tillison and Sam Baine (and Guy Manning of
the Manning Band and proto-PO90 act Gold Frankincense & Disk Drive)
represented prog's current Third Wave. Given the phenomenal success
of their debut album, the band's follow up, The World We Drive
Through, scheduled for release in early fall 2004, is unlikely to
catch anyone in the Prog world by surprise.
While many have referred to The Tangent as a "supergroup," the fact
is that The Music That Died Alone began life as an Andy Tillison solo
project. The World We Drive Through leaves no doubt that the project
has morphed into a permanent band. And, in the grand tradition of
prog, along with real band-dom have come personnel changes. On The
World We Drive Through David Jackson has given way to noted Theo
Travis (ex-Gong, Porcupine Tree and with a significant jazz artist in
his own right).
Whatever the details, what Andy Tillison has put together in The
Tangent is a full-fledged leading light on Prog's current event
horizon, bending both space and time..
This event will be marked as another first for ROSfest and we are
looking forward to this sensational show. Mark your calenders, this
will be a show not to be forgotten.
THE TANGENT WEBSITE --- http://thetangent.org/
ROSFEST --- http://www.rosfest.com
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