A new album by Tangent, Delerium. Improvised Plunderphonics. Loops, phrases, and rhythms lurch in and out of focus around each other. As sounds and moods progress, surprises and magic happen. I’ve never heard anything else that sounds quite like this.
Each of these pieces is constructed of two overlaid tracks of real-time improvised cut up. They have the kind of floating pulse the best of free jazz has, without having a fixed tempo; rhythm is important to these pieces. The sounds of the source material can be clearly heard, but what emerges is surprising and strange.
Release of "Snouts! with Mette Rasmussen & Tangent" on iiii Records
iiii Records have been releasing adventurous improv music from Aotearoa for a number of years now. Tangent was privileged to be invited to play with a stellar group of musicians, Snouts! and Mette Rasmussen for a set at the Audio Foundation on 19 January 2018. iiii Records described this as “a jagged set of cut-up, brain melting sclorp”.
Sadly the guitarist of Snouts!, Phill Dryson, is no longer with us. To commemorate the third anniversary of his passing, iiii Records have released Snouts! with Mette Rasmussen & Tangent as part of a rememberance for him.
Release of "You Are Beautiful" by Unknown Rockstar
Unknown Rockstar plays Garrison's stream thing, 27th of March NZT
Unknown Rockstar has contributed a performance to this event coming up this weekend. All of Garrison’s shows I’ve ever been to have been wonderful and off the wall, both in person and online. Recommended.
There’s a Facebook event, stream details will be posted to that event.