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The Tangent has a highly improbable history, that turns on a couple of tiny events for the lack of which the band would never have existed. They were "formed" in 2002, they've already had numerous changes in personnel. Perhaps that's all you need to know. If so, have a look at the family tree which is more fun than wading through all this text. If you want the details though... read on.
1. The Meeting - Spring 1999
Of course when this all started off there was no "band" at all to speak of. At least not one single band. The groups involved didn't even know of each others existence in 1999....
In May 1999 Andy Tillison and Sam Baine's band "Parallel or 90 Degrees" did a gig at Rotherham supporting a Swedish band that they'd never heard of called "The Flower Kings" Rest assured that the reverse was also true. Andy and Sam were pretty impressed with what they saw... "It was like a wake up call" says Andy "this band were showing that the music I loved so much could still be played and still be relevant in the fast approaching new millennium."
The Kings don't actually remember Po90's set that night......
2. The Idea Percolates 2000- 2001
While writing the next Po90 album, "More Exotic Ways To Die", Andy began to filter out certain ideas that were more overtly "prog" in nature and pass them over to what he called a "Solo Album" Inspired by the Flower Kings albums he was now listening to on a hourly basis he decided to separate his "prog" from his rock, and the result was a Po90 album stripped of much of the floweryness of progressive music which suited that band's cause very well....
And the music that was put to one side began to gather digital dust.... until Andy had a row with a Flower Kings crew member Ian Oakley.
4. Reception - Autumn 2003
The Tangent's debut (and supposedly ONLY) release was "The Music That Died Alone". It outsold Po90's entire back catalogue in 2 months. The reviews were utterly ...
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