TA082 | Tangent: Transience

TA082-1kFrom Dutch duo Tangent comes their engaging sophomore effort ‘Transience’. An auditory montage of beatwork that blends subtly abrasive, mechanical rhythms with fascinating time signatures, scattered glitches, and nostalgic orchestral movements, that culminate into a cauldron of latent kinetic energy and sophisticated electronic noir.

Recurrent tones cut through vast landscapes of spontaneous melodies and sparse beatworks creating a virtual universe of sounds and moods. Matter is formed and collapsed at once, while a new universe is spawned from the ashes of the previous one. Static from lost transmissions projected through space eloquently expand and contract amidst floating particles of lullabies gently flowing through clouds of placid clamor.

Tangent navigates through changes in regularity, volume, and depth to create a texturally rich sound, blending harmony and dissonance into one moving landscape. Subtle movements that when taken together cover great distances. Carefully cultivated and positively enveloping, the sounds of ‘Transience’ seep into the subconscious and create macrocosms within the inner space.

‘Transience’ represents a solid move for Tangent and should offer fans of technoid’s ambient side a pleasant mix of relaxed yet stimulating listening.” – IDie:YouDie

This is ambient done right.” – Brutal Resonance

(Tangent) create a sense of grace and beauty… fans of dark ambience given a post-industrial IDM twist should find plenty to enjoy here.” – Cyclic Defrost

…sophisticated electronic noir.” – Dreaming in the City

…a precisely and fascinating produced album of futuristic, icy soundscapes… …an enlightening album…” – Chain DLK

…this production sounds like it was touched by the hand of God.” – Side-Line Magazine

“The duo gives great attention to the textural make-up of a given piece in overlaying curdling beatwork with symphonic washes and detailed electronic moodsculpting, resulting in brooding set-pieces of powerfully evocative character.” – Textura

…confirms all the good that we thought of its electronic landscapes…” – Indie Rock Magazine

If I made music, it might sound something like this…” – Igloo Magazine

…a beautiful and mesmerizing album… Recommended.” – Ad Noiseam

Available now on Compact Disc and Digital formats.



  1. Drifting Frontiers
  2. Sublimated
  3. Shattered
  4. Expanding Horizons
  5. Discovery
  6. Radiating Singularity
  7. Bloom
  8. Condensed Reality
  9. Reformed Construction
  10. Unchained
  11. Retreating Awareness
  12. Reversion


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