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Tangents

in the MAIN ROOM w/ special guests Grievous Bodily Calm, & DJ Ben Taffe

DATE: Sunday, 22nd July

DOORS OPEN: 6:00pm

STAGE: Rosemount Main Stage

TICKETS: $40.30 incl. bf (Click 'Buy Tickets')

Cool Perth Nights and Tura New Music Present experimental, electronic, free improvisors – Tangents – for the launch of New Bodies at Rosemount Hotel on Sunday July 22. Tangents will bring their full live show – plucked cello gives way to a minimalist breakbeat tableau resting over rhythmic prepared piano; a staid electronic groove is gradually absorbed into washes of frenzied improv; staccato synths are woven into tumbling avant-rock; and shimmering free drums phase over static loops of piano, guitar and cello.

After an eventful year of touring throughout their native Australia – including runs with labelmates MONO and like-minded pioneers Tortoise – featuring alongside the work of artist David Hockney at the National Gallery of Victoria, post-everything, quintet Tangents return with another album, and another stylistic detour.

New Bodies continues Tangents’ rummage through countless varieties of electronics, rock, dub, noise, and free improv jazz that defines the group’s acclaimed aesthetic. The spacious dub of a plucked cello gives way to a minimalist breakbeat tableau resting over rhythmic prepared piano; a staid electronic groove is gradually absorbed into washes of frenzied improv; staccato synths are woven into tumbling avant-rock; and shimmering free drums phase over static loops of piano, guitar and cello.

To quote FACT Magazine, “The quintet are so comfortable working with jazz, folk music, post-rock and electronic music that it comfortably hangs in a space between them all.” On New Bodies, that description rings more intuitive and authentic than ever.

Tangents is a Sydney-based quintet that melds electronic production, experimental rock and free improvisation. This multi-talented ensemble’s collective resumé spans decent swaths of recent experimental music history: British electronic music producer Ollie Bown (Icarus, Not Applicable); Adrian Lim-Klumpes (ex-Triosk, 3ofMillions) on piano, Rhodes, vibraphone and marimba; Peter Hollo (FourPlay String Quartet) on cello; and the duo Spartak (free improviser Evan Dorrian and singer/producer Shoeb Ahmad on drums and guitar respectively).

Support comes from local legends Grievous Bodily Calm and DJ Ben Taffe.