A collective birthed from the meeting of friends and acquaintances to catch up and hang out, Tangents is an improvised music ensemble that negotiates a post-everything mesh of styles through its genre-crossing instrumentation and collision of musical backgrounds. Featuring current and former members from acclaimed and innovative groups such as Icarus, Triosk, FourPlay String Quartet, Spartak and 3ofmillions, their unique group dynamic and explorative qualities shine through with their every move.
Their first release, I, is a recording made live in Sydney at Megaphon Studios back in October 2010 and marks the first steps made as a group. The original recordings were edited and mixed into shape by members Ollie Bown and Peter Hollo between 2010 and 2013 before being mastered with warmth and space by Casey Rice in Melbourne.
There aren't many records or artists that can legitimately be called 'unclassifiable' but this is close. It's probably enough to say that if you have an ear for the subtler, looser, more organic and more playful aspects of post-rock (think Tortoise and Do-Make-Say-Think rather than the metallic or ambient stuff), new jazz and electronica, you'll find something to love here. Tolujin