Re: Prog news
« Reply #300 on: Nov 19th, 2012, 2:58pm »
FROM THE DPRP WEBSITE -
The Tangent update & new album Posted on Wednesday, 14th November 2012 by bob After the recent disappointing announcement that the current Tangent line-up was no more, we are pleased to let you know that things are progressing once more. An album in the pipeline as well positive news from the band. Andy explains…
It may not have escaped your notice that something is going on. The Tangent is currently recording yet another “most ambitious project yet” and development is well under way. There ARE a few beta testers who have been listening to the new piece… a nearly one hour long electric symphonia in three main movements with a short prologue. There have been a few hints dropped about some of the subject matter (there’s been a lot of ANTS references for example).
OK – at this point, as we seem to have given someone the impression that The Tangent is over it’s time to let you all know that nothing could be further from the truth. The past four weeks have been filled with a big push forward on the new piece and seen Jonathan Barrett back in the Tangent studio complaining about the mess and playing some typically fluid and lucid bass guitar parts. The whole album has been demoed (by just me) and some of our readers have been offered a chance to hear the stuff for a couple of months. In the south of England, our old friend Jakko is going through the material with a view to playing guitar and singing on the album (subject to his tight schedule we’ll keep you posted on this one), Theo awaits the arrival of the tracks for his demanding role on this album and a bit further towards the North David Longdon (Big Big Train) is listening through to the work with a view to accepting my invitation to him to grace us with his formiddable larynx as part of the vocal arrangements. Let’s hope he likes it…
NO THIS IS NOT A NEW FIXED LINEUP OF THE BAND!!!
This WILL be more of a project album than its predecessor. At present we have ideas for the live unit which we must keep feasibly local, but at present we are concentrating on the studio work. As an album, well we’ve always denied that our albums have been concept albums. But this one IS. It’s a working day, in this instance in England, but could be anywhere. Unashamedly inspired by Stravinsky & Holst, ELP, Jon Lord, VDGG & Yes this is our first full foray into the bombastic and supposedly pompous world of what some might call Classical Rock. However, we’ve tried to keep the orchestral elements as part of the Tangent Sound rather than just handing over to the orchestra, in much the same way as we did on Earnest, Full Gamut & Live On Air. It’s a more demanding listen than some of our older work. It’s not in any way less PROG. It’s about things that happen now, about our lives in this world. It’s less Metal and more Mahler. It’s keyboard and lyric driven.We’re aiming for a mid 2013 release, almost certainly with some special deluxe version.
Within the next few days I’m going to be launching a pre -pre-sales page where people can get on board in helping this thing to fruition. People who get involved in that will have an opportunity to hear substantial parts of the album in its current state from the off.
Re: Prog news
« Reply #301 on: Nov 19th, 2012, 3:15pm »
FROM THE DPRP WEBSITE
Djam Karet update Posted on Friday, 16th November 2012 by bob
Djam Karet‘s New Album: The Trip … will be released in March of 2013. The Trip is a cinematic journey through time, consisting of one new continuous piece of music clocking in at right around 48 minutes. This new studio album features the entire extended 5 piece DK lineup from The Heavy Soul Sessions. The final mix is being painstakingly assembled now and music samples will be posted in the beginning of 2013.
Djam Karet have also been busy working hard in the studio, writing and rehearsing most of the summer and fall in the hot box of White Arrow Studios, and are now in the active process of recording even newer material. These sessions also include original Djam Karet member Henry Osborne on bass. The fruition of these sessions will be new albums released as a series of projects mid-to-end of year 2013 and into 2014, the 30th Anniversary of the band. Numerous possible live dates and touring to coincide with the 30 Year Anniversary of Djam Karet in 2014 are currently in the works. There is much to look forward to!
Re: Prog news
« Reply #302 on: Nov 19th, 2012, 3:18pm »
FROM THE DPRP WEBSITE
Herd of Instinct
New Album: Conjure … will be released Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on Djam Karet’s label Firepool Records. It features all of the original members of the band, with Djam Karet’s Gayle Ellett on keyboards, and includes special guests Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Joel Adair (Legacy Brass Quintet), amongst others.
"OK – at this point, as we seem to have given someone the impression that The Tangent is over. It’s time to let you all know that nothing could be further from the truth. The past four weeks have been filled with a big push forward on the new piece."
The intelligent style of music has references to classic prog a-la Genesis, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Focus (to name a few) and TFK to mention. All compositions have very interesting layers, nice passages and deep structure.
Re: Prog news
« Reply #305 on: Nov 20th, 2012, 1:43pm »
From an e-mail I received today by Sally Collyer (The Tangent management)
Lots of news from Tangent HQ!! Exciting times ahead and there is a brand new studio album “Le Sacre Du Travail” now fully written and demoed by Andy Tillison.
The new recording line-up of the band will be adding their parts over the next few months and it is hoped that this the 7th Tangent studio album will be released in the first half of 2013.
First of all thank you to so many of you for your incredible support and enthusiasm for Andy and The Tangent over the past few months, the many messages of support and genuine love for the music have really helped to make this next phase in The Tangent's history a reality.
The website has now been updated with information about the album, a chance to hear some of the new music and read Andy's musings about the inspiration behind the words and music.
We are inviting people to pre-preorder (early pre-order) to help support what we believe is going to be something really special. Andy is incredibly excited about what he calls his “most ambitious work to date”.
There is a lot of work ahead for all concerned and we want to make this album the best it can possibly be so we hope that you will like our idea of pre-pre ordering, more details on the website but, in brief, by supporting the band at this early stage you will get to hear tracks from the new album right away and then at various stages throughout the recording process. Keep checking the website for news and updates from Andy who will have lots to report as the album takes shape. www.thetangent.org
The new line-up for the recording band is almost complete and has already caused quite a lot of excitement and great feedback from those who have already heard the news!!
Andy Tillison ~ lead vocals, keyboards, lyrics. Jonathan Barrett ~ Bass guitar, backing vocals Jakko Jakszyk ~ lead guitars, vocals David Longdon ~ additional vocals and vocal arrangements. Theo Travis ~ Flutes & Saxophones Gavin Harrison ~ The Drums
All music and lyrics by Andy Tillison.
Thank you all in advance for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for The Tangent and apologies and thanks to anyone who has already heard this news via Facebook and Twitter.
If you have been sent this email in error or don't wish to receive this newsletter in future please accept our apologies and send a blank email to email@example.com with “remove” in the title line. It is never our intention to spam anyone ever!!
We respect Tangent fans' privacy at all times and promise that your email address or any other personal details will never be shared with third parties. www.thetangent.org
Re: Prog news
« Reply #310 on: Jan 13th, 2013, 09:25am »
John Jowitt, ex - IQ joins Uriah Heep on bass:
"Trevor Bolder is going into hospital for an operation which will require several months’ recuperation. Everyone connected with Uriah Heep wishes Trevor a speedy operation and recovery, and Trevor’s wishes are that the band should carry on without him, until he is fit and ready to come back.
Venerated bass player John [JJ] Jowitt has agreed to deputise for Trevor at short notice, to ensure that the band's show in Israel at the end of January can still go ahead
Having spent 20 years with IQ, plus varying stints with Ark, Arena, Jadis, Frost and other respected bands, John is renowned for his on-stage charisma and has won Classic Rock Society’s Bass poll on no less than 10 separate occasions.
Mick Box said:- “We all wish Trevor a speedy return to the fold, and in the meantime we are very pleased that JJ has agreed to step in and cover Trev’s unique bass panache, so crucial to Heep’s sound. JJ will also contribute to the signature 5-part vocal operatics”.
John Jowitt said:- “I have long been an admirer of Trevor Bolder’s iconic playing, and it is a huge honour to be asked to stand in for one of the all-time greats of the bass. I intend to bring due respect to the legend that is Uriah Heep, and I hope I can do justice to Trevor’s presence, both on and off stage”.
We know all of you out there will support Trevor and the Band as we move forward together into 2013. Trevor will use his recuperation period to write songs for the new Uriah Heep album, the follow up to Into The Wild, which will be put together in the next 12 months.