The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, recently announced the release of their first new music since 2015. Their new ninth studio album ‘The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery’ is set for release on July 21st, 2017, and today they launch the track ‘Two Rope Swings’ which you can listen to here.
Andy had this to say: “We wanted a song that could encapsulate our epic and cinematic style – but sort of compressed into a 7 minute piece instead of the 20 we work around when doing the larger format songs. ‘Two Rope Swings’ is a pocket symphony, 7 minutes that kicks off the album – almost like a little manifesto of what we do and how we do it. It’s a story, it’s a whole boatload of tunes, moods and styles. That’s what we do. We’re still not entirely happy. The Beach Boys are still beating us by miles with “Good Vibrations”, likewise Radiohead with ‘2+2=5’ both of which are less than half as long but with just as much content. We’ll keep trying!”