In their first offering of new music since the acclaimed Stateless, Australian group Tangents return with Stents and Arteries, a three track EP that anticipates the release of New Bodies, their second album in collaboration with US label Temporary Residence and third to date.
Building upon the electronic arrangements that made Stateless one of the most unique albums of 2016, Tangents have found the sweet spot between that album’s tightly constructed sonics and the free-form improvisations found on their debut “I”, to capture their mesmerising live dynamic on record.
In a 20 minute journey that builds forward motion and pulls heart-strings at its most pensive moments, Tangents take their signature concoction of jazz-inflected melodicism, junglist rhythms and post-punk attack into new and exciting places across this EP.
Adrian Lim-Klumpes - piano, bells
Evan Dorrian - drum kit, percussion, synths
Ollie Bown - computer, synths
Peter Hollo - cello, effects
Shoeb Ahmad - electric guitars, manipulation
Original improvisations recorded by Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios, Sydney
Instrumental processing and post-composition by Tangents
Additional arrangement and production by Ollie Bown except Stents with Evan Dorrian
Mixed by Richard Belkner
Stents and In The Beginning mastered by Michael Lynch
Arteries (extended) mastered by Casey Rice
Artwork by Britt Hatzius
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