When many genres collide to create a new hubrid musical realm both magical and hypnotic. Tangents is simply the best band to have emerged from down under in recent years. Listen blindly....and loudly.
Favorite track: Gone To Ground.
After an eventful year of touring throughout their native Australia – including runs with labelmates MONO and like-
minded pioneers Tortoise – and featuring alongside the work of artist David Hockney at the National Gallery of Victoria, post-everything quintet Tangents return with another album, and another stylistic detour.
New Bodies continues Tangents’ rummage through countless varieties of electronics, rock, dub, noise, and free improv jazz that defines the group’s acclaimed aesthetic. The spacious dub of a plucked cello gives way to a minimalist breakbeat tableau resting over rhythmic prepared piano; a staid electronic groove is gradually absorbed into washes of frenzied improv; staccato synths are woven into tumbling avant-rock; and shimmering free drums phase over static loops of piano, guitar and cello.
To quote FACT Magazine, “The quintet are so comfortable working with jazz, folk music, post-rock and electronic music that it comfortably hangs in a space between them all.” On New Bodies, that description rings more intuitive and authentic than ever.
released June 15, 2018
Recorded + mixed by Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios
Mastered by Casey Rice
Artwork by Britt Hatzius
I know this song was available before purchase but I still can't stop revisiting it after playing the album. "Just one more fix!" is how it feels. This album grabs me and keeps me glued, chord by chord, beat by beat and word by word. A dash of magic added to my life!