Australian quintet Tangents continue to display their "post-everything" approach to improvisation on their third full-length, New Bodies, which follows the adventurous yet accessible 2016 release Stateless. As they did on that album, here the group construct smoothly flowing pieces, heavy on skittering drums and lush textures produced by vibraphone, cello, guitars, and other instruments. Even with obvious studio effects such as reversed notes and choppy, processed drums, the songs sound natural, seamlessly fusing technology with human energy.
Australia's premier experimental instrumental ensemble is back with another album of eclectic, progressive fusion workouts that are wildly creative and technically stunning enough to stand alongside genre-smashing forbearers, Tortoise and Jaga Jazzist.
Building on the immense promise of 2016's Stateless, Tangents have honed their sound on New Bodies without reducing the expansiveness of their palette. Starting with "Lake George," the album establishes a vibe that echoes and mutates throughout its seven lengthy pieces. Crystalline ….