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NewEARS Album Of The Month

The Tangent -
The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery

"I always expect a high quality progressive rock album with every release from The Tangent, and The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery is no exception. Andy Tillison is one of the best keyboard players in the business, so I always describe his playing as electric. Like other Tangent releases, The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery has a heavy infusion of jazz that takes the listener on a journey of unexpected turns. As far as compositions go, this is a stellar work to enhance his usually witty lyrics, and exceptional musicianship. The basslines are fantastic, so a big kudos goes to Jonas Reingold. It is nice to hear some female vocals mixed in to provide some harmonies, and there is also some spoken narration for variety. The entire band sounds great, and I am always happy with a new release from The Tangent. From the excellent cover art to the satisfying, old school, jazz infused rock and roll arrangements, this should please any progressive rock fan. The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery is up there with the best progressive rock releases for 2017 and beyond, and will be in my heavy rotation for quite a while. I enjoy and play all The Tangent releases often." jvj-PA

Essential Track: "On an album replete with highlights, title track Slow Rust is clearly the centrepiece. All the righteous indignation, cynical wisdom, and nimble musicality of the album are placed on full display for 22 intense minutes. Even for a Prog Epic, this is an incredibly expansive track, though it never feels stretched or repetitive. There’s no thesis, but it’s focused polemic more than angry rant. It also seriously rocks. Tillison turns in a number of noteworthy synth and vocal performances, especially in the funky and heavy “Binary Choices” section that includes effected spoken word vocals and a reference to President Biff. Reingold is, again, a force-beyond-nature on bass throughout the song, though de Gaultier is the key ingredient that lifts everything above the sum of its parts. Here and elsewhere on the album, the soft timbre of her voice pervades every open space, simultaneously smoothing, undergirding, and highlighting whatever else is happening musically. Depending on Tillison’s role at any moment, this includes supporting the more mournful notes in his voice or providing the comforting sweater counterpoint to his angry grandpa affectation." CEB-PR

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New England Events

  • 2017-09-21
    Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds - The Final Performances at Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino - Mashantucket, CT at 07:30 PM
    $40 & $55

  • 2017-09-22
    Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds - The Final Performances at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM

  • 2017-09-23
    YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:30 PM
    $37 - $305 (VIP)

  • 2017-09-24
    Between The Buried And Me - Colors 10 Year Anniversary Tour at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM

  • 2017-09-27
    Roger Waters - Us + Them at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
    $55 - $250

  • 2017-09-28
    Roger Waters - Us + Them at TD Garden - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
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  • 2017-09-28
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at TCAN - Natick, MA at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $45

  • 2017-09-28
    Sound Tribe Sector 9 at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 07:00 PM
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  • 2017-09-29
    Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds - The Final Performances at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - New Bedford, MA at 08:00 PM
    $79 - $499 (VIP)

  • 2017-09-29
    Lainey Schooltree's Heterotopia: Live Concert Performance at OBERON American Repertory Theatre - Cambridge, MA at 09:00 PM
    $15 - $25

  • 2017-09-30
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 8:00 PM
    $30 - $45

  • 2017-10-04
    YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM

  • 2017-10-05
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-10-08
    Carl Palmers ELP Legacy Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM

  • 2017-10-08
    Martin Barre of Jethro Tull at Spire Center for the Performing Arts - Plymouth, MA at 07:00 PM

  • 2017-10-12
    King's X at Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Kings of Spade
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