With only a few weeks to go till The Tangent release their much anticipated seventh studio concept album
Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work),
they are proud to give another taster of what listeners can expect from the record. An edit of the track ‘Steve Wright In The Afternoon’ has been made available which you can listen to here:
Andy Tillison, The Tangent’s mastermind, had this to say about the track: “Steve Wright In The Afternoon” is a song about a long serving afternoon radio DJ on the BBC. His job is essentially to get a lot of the workforce of Great Britain through a workday afternoon with a blend of light music, interesting facts and comedy-ish interludes. This song wonders if he is as frustrated in his work as many of the people he has to entertain. This is just one section of the long piece “Afternoon Malaise”. It’s sung by Jakko Jakszyk who brings to life the idea of lorry drivers, decorators, factory workers, office staff all over the country united by listening to the same song at the same time. And that song is probably not “Yours Is No Disgrace”.
The Tangent have also released a teaser trailer for the upcoming album, which should give you an of exactly what Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work) isn’t about. You can find that video here:
Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work) is set to be released by InsideOut Music on the 24th June 2013. The album is the group’s first fully blown “concept album” but band-leader Andy Tillison is keen to point out that this concept is something that involves all of us now rather than a rambling fiction.
Formed from a single hour long piece of music in 5 movements and referred to by the band as “An Electric Sinfonia” based around a working day of a typical Western-world citizen, the album has a very personal feel. It’s highly orchestral and 20th century classical in tone, very much inspired by Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring. Described by INSIDEOUT CEO Thomas Waber as “A very mature album” with “Stellar Musicianship” – this album sees the line-up of The Tangent revert to an earlier formation, Andy Tillison (composer/keyboards/singer) again bringing on board Jonas Reingold on bass (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic), Jakko M Jakszyk on guitar & vocals (King Crimson, Level 42), Theo Travis on wind instruments (Soft Machine, Steve Wilson Band) with the new additions of Gavin Harrison on drums (Porcupine Tree) & David Longdon on vocal harmonies (Big Big Train). In addition there are cameo appearances by Rikard Sjoblom (Beardfish) and Guy Manning amongst others.
The album is also now available to pre-order through the InsideOut Music webshop on limited edition CD – http://smarturl.it/tangent_lesacre
THE TANGENT ONLINE:
Free InsideOutMusic digital sampler: