Tangent, The - The World That We Drive Through

Year of Release: 2004
Label: InsideOut
Catalog Number: IOMCD 186/SPV 085-40522
Format: CD
Total Time: 58:27:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's October 31, 2004 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

Fans of the Flower Kings, and of Roine Stolt in particular, have no reason to complain about their heroes' new-release output. Not only do the Flower Kings issue a new album at least once a year, but much of the band spends their "free time" constantly involved in excellent side projects, not the least of which is The Tangent, which features three members of the Flower Kings (Roine Stolt, Jonas Reingold, and Zoltan Csorsz). Although the line-up this time around is different (notably missing is David Jackson, formerly of Van Der Graaf Generator), the music on The World That We Drive Through follows the same philosophy as the group's first release, The Music That Died Alone, which is "to build on the classic English progressive rock legacy." I think I like the first album, which maybe was more symphonic, better, but this one is also a great listen. With Roine Stolt on guitar, it's hard to lose.

Released in North America by InsideOut Music America (IOMACD 2095)

The Winning Game (11:10) / Skipping The Distance (8:57) / Photosynthesis (7:40) / A Gap In The Night (18:20) / The World We Drive Through (13:00)

Andy Tillison - keyboards, vocals
Roine Stolt - electric guitar/vocals
Sam Baine - keyboards, vocals
Jonas Reingold - bass
Zoltan Cs?rsz - drums
Guy Manning acoustic guitars, vocals
Theo Travis - saxophones, flutes

The Music That Died Alone (2003)
The World We Drive Through (2004)
Pyramids And Stars (2005)
A Place In The Queue (2006)
Going Off On One (2007)
Not As Good As The Book (2008)
Down And Out In Paris And London (2009)
Comm (2011)
Le Sacre Du Travail (2013)
A Spark In The Aether (2015)

Going Off On One (DVD) (2007)
Going Off On Two (CD/DVD) (2010)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin VA

Added: October 31st 2004
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum
Artist website: www.thetangent.org
Hits: 837
Language: english


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