Review – The Tangent – The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery – by Craig E. Bacon

The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery’ by The Tangent succeeds at every level, from the incredible depth and texture of the colours in Mark Buckingham’s arresting album art to the pacing of the expansive musical compositions. Band leader Andy Tillison has talked about working to recover his ‘mojo’ after a long hospital stay, and ‘Slow Rust’ makes clear that he’s found it, perhaps in greater quantity even than before. In particular, the album comfortably engages an intriguing dialectic between global politics and individual relationships; broad social commentary and hyper-specific lyrical descriptions; fury and compassion; and the musical energies of seasoned and youthful collaborators. Along the way, Tillison & Co. play jazz, funk, punk, prog, techno, ambient, and heavy rock to great effect.

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Podcast 118: Northern Star Andy Tillison Interview 22nd June 2017

 

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Tangent Andy Tillison Interview

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  • GPS Culture – The Tangent
  • Two Rope swings – The Tangent
  • Dr Livingstone (I presume) – The Tangent
  • Lost In London – The tangent
  • Andante for Dorothy – Andy Tillison’s Multiplex
  • The Pursuit Of Oil – Andy Tillisons Disk Drive
  • Slow Rust of the forgotten machinery – The Tangent

The new album can be obtained from

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Podcast 113: Northern Star Saul Blease Interview 18th May 2017

Northern Star   18th May 2017

Special with an Interview with Rising talent Saul Blease featuring a selection his music and a chat with the gentleman himself

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