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The Tangent is a progressive rock group formed in 2002.
The band was formed in 2002 by Parallel or 90 Degrees keyboardists Andy Tillison and Sam Baine and multi-instrumentalist Guy Manning; The Flower Kings' guitarist Roine Stolt, bassist Jonas Reingold, and drummer Zoltan Csörsz; and renowned saxophonist David Jackson of Van der Graaf Generator. The band was scheduled only to be a "one-off" side project but has produced ten official studio albums and a number of live albums since.
The Tangent has had numerous changes in personnel resulting in Tillison being the only member to have been on all the recordings.
Since 2003 the band in its various forms has played concerts and festivals in the US, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and France. Members of the band also occasionally appear as special guests on stage with other artists. On 13 February 2012 guitarist Luke Machin joined Pain of Salvation on stage at The Garage in London, England, playing on the song Kingdom of Loss.
The band had much of their cover art done by artist Ed Unitsky, who worked closely with the band when designing their album artwork. His cover for The Music That Died Alone (2003) won Best Artwork in the 2003 Dutch Progressive Rock Page polls.Ed has completed five album covers for The Tangent.
The outer cover artwork for the band’s 2020 ‘Auto Reconnaissance’ album was again provided by Unitsky while the inner sleeve art was created by newcomer Sara Mirabbasi.
Cover artwork for the album Not as Good as the Book (2008) was created by French artist Antoine Ettori, for Down and Out in Paris and London (2009) by mbl graphics.
Studio band from the latest release, Auto Reconnaissance in 2020:
The Flower Kings are a Swedish progressive rock band formed in 1994 by guitarist and singer-songwriter Roine Stolt. The group began as Stolt's touring band to support his third solo album The Flower King. They continued performing after the tour and have gone on to become one of the most prolific studio recording units in progressive rock, having released over twenty hours of music spread across fourteen studio albums. Their music is similar to early symphonic progressive rock groups such as Yes, marked by sharp dynamic changes, polyrhythms, heavy bass, vocal harmonies, abstract and occasionally nonsensical lyrics, and extended song lengths.
A Place in the Queue is the third studio album released by the progressive rock group The Tangent. This is the band's first album not to include guitarist Roine Stolt and drummer Zoltan Csörsz.
The Music That Died Alone is the debut studio album released by the progressive rock group The Tangent.
The World That We Drive Through is the second studio album released by the progressive rock group The Tangent. This album also marks the first appearance of Theo Travis in the band's lineup.
Pyramids and Stars is the third album, and first live recording, released by the progressive rock group The Tangent. Recorded during the band's first mini-tour, this album is the only live record of the band's original core line-up.
Unfold the Future is the seventh studio album by the progressive rock band The Flower Kings, which was released in 2002. It is also the band's third studio double-CD. A limited special edition of the album contained an instrumental bonus track.
Adam & Eve is the eighth studio album by the progressive rock band The Flower Kings. A Japanese edition contained an extra disc which includes the bonus tracks from The Rainmaker bonus disc, as well as three songs recorded during the Space Revolver sessions.
The Sum of No Evil is the tenth studio album by the progressive rock band The Flower Kings, with the return of the drummer Zoltan Csörsz. The limited edition is supplied in a digipak and with a bonus disc.
Andy Tillison is a British keyboardist and singer best known for his work in the progressive rock bands Parallel or 90 Degrees and The Tangent.
Not as Good as the Book is the fourth studio album released by progressive rock group The Tangent. The Special Edition of the album includes a 100-page novella by Andy Tillison with illustrations by Antoine Ettori.
Guy Manning, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England is an English multi-instrumentalist and singer, best known for his own album releases (Manning) and for his membership of progressive rock bands Parallel or 90 Degrees, The Tangent, The United Progressive Fraternity (UPF) and Damanek.
The Road Back Home is the second compilation album by the Swedish progressive rock band The Flower Kings. It is a double album with some of the group's shorter and more straightforward songs, rather than their usual long/complex epic songs. All of the songs have been remastered and most have been remixed. Some have even been reworked, with new guitar solos, or new lead vocals, or different backing vocals, etc.
Mindrevolutions is the eighth studio album by Swedish progressive rock band Kaipa. It is the band's last album to feature Roine Stolt on guitar. This album also contains Kaipa's longest composition, the title track, clocking in at almost 26 minutes.
Going Off on One is the second live album released by the international progressive rock group The Tangent. It was released as a double CD/single DVD format, but also as a limited special edition, containing both CDs and the DVD, plus a deluxe digipack cover with enhanced artwork and extended booklet.
Who's the Boss in the Factory? is the third studio album by Swedish symphonic rock band Karmakanic. It was released through Inside Out Music on 18 November 2008.
COMM is the sixth studio album released by progressive rock group The Tangent. The album features five tracks and two bonus tracks. The bonus track "The Spirit Of The Net" was a demo for the original COMM album and the starting point for this album. "Watcher Of The Skies" is a fictional live get together in the early 1970s performed for fun by Andy Tillison, Jonathan Barrett, Pete Greenwood and Phil Bernia. Pete Greenwood and Phil Bernia are members of SEYES Yes tribute band.
Desolation Rose is the twelfth studio album by the progressive rock band The Flower Kings, released on 28 October 2013. The album peaked at #35 in the 2013 Top Heatseekers chart.
A Spark in the Aether, subtitled The Music That Died Alone – Volume Two, is the eighth studio album released by progressive rock group The Tangent. The special edition of the album contains a radio edit of "San Francisco" from the epic "The Celluloid Road".
The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery, subtitled Or: Where Do We Draw The Line Now?, is the ninth studio album released by progressive rock group The Tangent. The special edition of the album contains a bonus track.
Proxy is the tenth studio album released by progressive rock group The Tangent. The special edition of the album contains a bonus track — an except from Exo-Oceans, an album by Andy Tillison's project Kalman Filter.