Post-everything experimentalists Tangents bring together a multi-talented ensemble of musicians whose collective resumé spans decent swathes 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).
Following their debut I (hellosQuare, 2013) and an album-length offering in the form of a live studio session for ABC Radio National, their second album Stateless will be released on 8 July 2016 on Temporary Residence Limited. In a delectable hybrid of styles, Stateless cuts up and weaves together rich instrumental passages. Sparse metal-coated drum hits stumble over glistening reverse vibes, Saharan guitar licks, Fender feedback and washes of filtered piano. Moments of acoustic jazz surface, flowing into stoic upbeat anthems, drenched with multilayered patterns of glitched strings.