Recorded by Richard Belkner at Sydney’s Free Energy Device Studios (Neil Finn, Sarah Blasko, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Ngaiire) Tangents’ new EP ‘Stents And Arteries’ houses 3 sprawling, intricate improvised tracks and will act as a “first single”/announcement of sorts in the lead-up to the release of their impending fourth LP ‘New Bodies’, to be released in June via US label Temporary Residence Ltd.

Ahead of the band’s upcoming EP launch shows, Tangents’ Ollie Bowen tackles six quick questions for us.

Wed, 28th Mar 2018

Melbourne, VIC at Melbourne Recital Centre

Sun, 1st Apr 2018

Newtown, NSW at Leadbelly

Adrian Lim-Klumpes – piano, bells
Evan Dorrian – drum kit, percussion, synths
Ollie Bown – computer, synths
Peter Hollo – cello, effects
Shoeb Ahmad – electric guitars, manipulation

Tangents is a Sydney-based quintet that melds electronic production, experimental rock
and free improvisation. This multi-talented ensemble’s collective resumé spans decent
swaths of recent experimental music history: British electronic music producer Ollie
Bown (Icarus, Not Applicable); Adrian Lim-Klumpes (ex-Triosk, 3ofMillions) on piano,
Rhodes, vibraphone and marimba; Peter Hollo (FourPlay String Quartet) on cello; and
the duo Spartak (free improviser Evan Dorrian and singer/producer Shoeb Ahmad on
drums and guitar respectively). Tangents came together in 2010 shortly after Ahmad
helped put together a tour of Bown’s UK-based duo Icarus. The first-ever meeting of the
ensemble, performing live improvisations at the Megaphon studios in Sydney, became
their debut album “I” (hellosQuare, 2013). The band followed up with another
album-length improvised set recorded by the ABC for their Sound Quality sessions in
2014. Their third album, Stateless, was released on US label Temporary Residence in
July 2016 and marked a shift into a more studio-based production mode.

‘Stents And Arteries’ available here

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