Welcome to the Tangent Blog. It’s been a long time coming. Here I’m going to TRY to be good and continue the work that the band does on paper. or not on paper actually, but you know what I mean. This can be translated as “I’m going to nag on and on about stuff that no-one is really bothered about” but it seems that that activity is quite the thing these days, so why shouldn’t I try?
The Author with the only person he could get to listen that day.
The Tangent is a Progressive Rock Band. It tries to be be more than just that – which typifies the band as pretentious, full of its own self importance and – well, you know the rest. The band is currently recording a new album, and our first articles are going to be about that album, our purpose as a band, and why we want to write and record this particular set of songs. This WordPress site is not intended as a site in itself, and should be considered a part of the Tangent Website which you can find at www.thetangent.org.
Our current articles here are:
Pens And Swords – An epic ramble on one of my favourite topics. In fact on several of them with NO PROG at all.
The Spiritual Atheist – Why I, an apparently Atheist writer, am going on about something so mystical and intangible as “The Aether” or “Quintessence” on the band’s new album
Justification for making Another Album – A rationale for continuing to make “Progressive Rock Music” in a world that mainly closed the book on that genre, . Some general background as to why we’re making this album and spending a lot of time and effort on something that is not going to make us in any way wealthy
At The Sharp End Of A Legacy – Some very very sour grapes about the disproportions of success between the bands of the 70s and those of now.