The Tangent's 10th studio album will be released by Insideout in November this year. Entitled "Proxy" it's a single CD and Vinyl - a riot of juxtopposing styles, presented in a really direct manner and despite being firmly rooted in the stylistic traits of the Progressive Rock Genre takes some unexpected turnoffs and a major swerve. The Tangent – Proxy (01:06:56) 1. Proxy (16:07) 2. The Melting Andalusian Skies (08:51) 3. A Case Of Misplaced Optimism (06:13) 4. The Adulthood Lie (16:06) 5. Supper’s Off (09:54) 6. Excerpt From Excerpt From Exo-Oceans (10:25).
The Tangent are back one year after the release of their album The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery with the new album Proxy, out Nov. 16th on InsideOutMusic. Here we catch up with Tillison and talk about the new album and the state of prog rock I don’t really see this as fast – when you consider that between 1969 and 1972 – (three years) Yes made their first FIVE albums, Floyd did at least four, ELP made their first four – you know, music is about acting when the inspiration is flowing.
Produced by Andy Tillison. Let's do it all by proxy So we never have to take the hit We can help them fight each other So the masters of the world can take control of it. Let’s do it all incognito Never put our names to what we do. Let's do it all by numbers It worked before and it will again Let's keep this thing on budget Gonna need a bonus at the end. Let’s keep this thing well on schedule So when their time has come ours can begin And we can sit back and taste the spoils of wars That we never even fought in - by proxy.
The Melting Andalusian Skies, 08:51. A Case of Misplaced Optimism, 06:13.
The one track on the album that might be the easiest to pigeonhole as genuine prog rock and to lay as bait to tempt any doubters. For starters, there’s the obvious temptation to listen particularly carefully for any musical clues to Genesis’ Supper’s Ready only for these untrained musical ears to be disappointed.
The opening track Proxy at a robust 16 minutes + is filled with stunning musicality. What it lacks is a lyrical content to match the superb musicianship. Andy Tillison is an accomplished musician. However, his lyrics are tragically lacking.
2. The Melting Andalusian Skies. 3. A Case of Misplaced Optimism. Listen to Proxy (Bonus track version) in full in the this site app. Play on this site. 2018 InsideOutMusic.
|1.a||The Art Of The Deal|
|1.b||Proxy Part 1|
|1.c||On The Level|
|1.d||Brain Salad Burglary|
|1.e||Prime Time Catastrophe|
|1.f||Proxy Part 2|
|2||The Melting Andalusian Skies||08:51|
|3||A Case Of Misplaced Optimism||06:13|
|The Adulthood Lie||(16:05)|
|4.a||A Missed Opportunity In Ibiza|
|4.b||Running Alongside The Mainstream Or Directly Across It|
|4.c||How To Believe The Lie|
|4.d||Kit-e-Kat & Taxidermist On Standby|
|4.e||Repeated Line Indicating That "There's Still Time"|
|4.f||A Missed Opportunity In Ibiza (Reprise)|
|5.a||My Child's A Stranger, I Bore Her But I Could Not Raise Her|
|5.b||Like He's Looking Back On The Good Old Bands|
|5.c||By The Time We Got To Woodstock|
|6||Excerpts From "Exo-Oceans"||10:25|
- Recorded At – Woolpack Music Studios
- Mixed At – MBL
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Inside Out Music
- Copyright (c) – Inside Out Music
- Licensed From – Inside Out Music
- Pressed By – ООО "Инновационные Технологии"
- Backing Vocals – Göran Edman
- Bass Guitar, Pedalboard [Taurus Pedals] – Jonas Reingold
- Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Luke Machin
- Organ [Hammond Organ], Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals – Andy Tillison
- Photography By – Martin Reijman
- Producer, Mixed By, Layout – Andy Tillison
- Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Alto Flute – Theo Travis
NotesTrack 6 is a Bonus.
16-page art booklet included.
Packaged in a jewel case with a transparent tray.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4 632000 140927
- Matrix / Runout: [FO1409CD] THE TANGENT "Proxy"
|IOMSECD 518, 19075896062||The Tangent||Proxy (CD, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Dig)||Inside Out Music, Sony Music||IOMSECD 518, 19075896062||Europe||2018|
|IOMLP 518, 19075896071||The Tangent||Proxy (LP, Album, Ora + CD, Album + Ltd)||Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music||IOMLP 518, 19075896071||Germany||2018|
|IOMLP 518, 19075896071||The Tangent||Proxy (LP, Album + CD, Album)||Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music||IOMLP 518, 19075896071||Germany||2018|
|IOMLP 518, 19075896071||The Tangent||Proxy (LP, Album, Yel + CD, Album + Ltd)||Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music||IOMLP 518, 19075896071||Germany||2018|