Thursday, April 23, 2009

Album of the Day

The World That We Drive Through, by The Tangent (2004): The second album from the beast that began as Andy Tillison's solo project is sort of an odd duck. It is sort of an era unto it's own, as original member David Jackson departed in favor of Theo Travis on winds, but Roine Stolt hung around for one more ride. As a result, it's not a clearly Andy's project as the two successive albums, but isn't quite as instantly impressive as the debut. Still, it's grown on me a lot over the years, and I'll take "Photosynthesis" and the title track as Tangent classics any day of the week. I even like the epic "A Gap in the Night," of which Andy is not too fond (refuses to play it live), for reasons I don't know.

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