|9th studio album, about the plight of refugees and the way they're treated by the West and tabloids
Format: Album / Cat No: 88985438901 / Released: 21/07/2017
Track Listing: 1. Two Rope Swings / 2. Doctor Livingstone (I Presume) / 3. Slow Rust / 4. The Sad Story Of Lead And Astatine / 5. A Few Steps Down The Wrong Road / 6. Basildonxit
More information: The Tangent release their ninth studio album, and it focuses on the plight of refugees and the way in which they are treated by the West, and in particular by the tabloid press.
The Tangent leader Andy Tillison says: “Roger Waters did prove the ability of progressive music to act as a vehicle to communicate ideas about the current world scene.
“In both Pink Floyd's The Final Cut and his Amused To Death albums, Waters set a challenge to others in the genre. A challenge which has not been frequently accepted.”
The follow-up to 2015’s A Spark In The Aether is also said to lament “the new trend in building walls and defending borders across the world yet takes time to look at the breakup of friendships and other more personal issues – along with a song about the fate of wildlife in the modern consumer world.”
Tillison provides vocals, keyboards – and for the first time on a Tangent record, drums – and is joined by Jonas Reingold on bass, Luke Machin on guitars and vocals, Theo Travis on sax and flutes, plus new member Marie-Eve de Gaultier on keys and vocals.
There are also guest appearances from author, playwright and Chumbawamba founder Boff Whalley on vocals, and DJ/producer Matt Farrow.