The Tangent’s Andy Tillison, along with his Tangent band mate Jonas Reingold and former New Trolls and Labyrinth singer Robert Tiranti, have announced a new project titled TRT – Tillison Reingold Tiranti.
The trio will release their first album, Allium: Una Storia, through Reingold Records this summer. The album is a concept album which takes as its subject a real band Allium that Tillison saw play and jammed with in Italy when he was a teenager in the mid 1970s. All members of the band have contributed to the songwriting since inception. The album, whilst paying homage to this and many other forgotten Rock Progressivo Italiano bands, is all original material written in 2021.
“One afternoon spent with this band was enough to decide my career for the rest of my life” says Tillison, who subsequently spent a long time searching for any information about them. It was the first time I saw and touched a synthesiser; it was the first time I ever saw an electric band play. It was a golden moment on a holiday camp in Italy that has been an influence on every recording I have ever made in the past 46 years.”
The new band -TRT-‘s album is an imagining of the record Allium might have made. Written in the style of the music that they played, the band were joined by Italian lyricist Antonio De Sarno (Moongarden, Barock Project, Mangala Vallis) who, in keeping with Tillison’s original music, wrote the kind of lyrics that might have been penned by Allium at that time. All members of the band have contributed to the songwriting since inception. The album, whilst paying homage to this and many other forgotten Rock Progressivo Italiano bands, is all original material written in 2021.
Andy Tillison: Keyboards and (Real) Drums. Jonas Reingold: Electric Guitar and Bass Guitar Roberto Tiranti: All Vocals
Antonio De Sarno: Lyrics
with guest Ray Aichinger: Soprano & Tenor Saxophones
The album features three songs the side long epic “Mai Tornare” and two shorter tracks “Ordine Nuovo” and “Nel Nome Di Dio”
The album will be released on CD and features 2 mixes of the whole 40 minute album. “Original Mix” by Andy Tillison strives to be authentic to the sound of the times and “2021 mix” by Jonas Reingold in the style of a “Respectful Remix” made with modern technology.
The album is set for a SUMMER 2021 release and is available on Reingold Records. pre-orders are available at www.jonasreingold.se/shop