Music: Tangents

11 July 2018

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22 July, 6pm @ Rosemount Hotel 459 Fitzgerald Street North Perth ·
Presented by TURA ·

Tura and Cool Perth Nights present Sydney-based experimental, electronic, free improvisors, Tangents, for the launch of New Bodies at Rosemount Hotel on Sunday July 22, as part of their national tour. Tangents will bring their full live show for the first time to Perth. New Bodies continues Tangents’ rummage through countless varieties of electronics, rock, dub, noise, and free improv jazz that defines the group’s acclaimed aesthetic. Expect plucked cello giving way to a minimalist breakbeat tableau resting over rhythmic prepared piano; a staid electronic groove that is gradually absorbed into washes of frenzied improv; staccato synths that are woven into tumbling avant-rock; and shimmering free drums phased over static loops of piano, guitar and cello.

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.

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.

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