Tangents

by Benji M

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    For listeners, these were fragments for the album that didn't quite fit in with the final vibe of the album. I would love it if you gave them a spin some time. You can get them all for a dollar/ sixty-odd Indian bucks.
    My personal favourites are: 'where did pizzas go?', 'eighties', and 'whatever happened to ac milan?'.
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about

I see Tangents as the logical next step from my previous album, Maxima/Minima. Where Maxima/Minima was a reassessment of how we imagine the future when we are young, Tangents is a reflection on how we remember the past when we are older.

The stories we tell ourselves.
The lessons we teach ourselves.
The narratives we form.

Musically, with Tangents, I intended to make a guitar-based atmospheric electronic album, and that's what I think I have achieved. Tangents was written, composed, and performed on the rusty old guitar that formed the inspiration for my first album - my first guitar.

This album is first and foremost an acknowledgement that 2006's future didn't make the guitar obsolete, it made it more versatile.

But it's primary conflict is this: If I was wrong to be circumspect of the future then, are the narratives I have of my past today also just as likely to be off the mark?

Tangents is an exploration of these narratives.

In that way, it is a 'blowing up' of the themes of my previous album.

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released July 16, 2017

Album Art: Subhadip Biswas (insta: @subhadip_biswas)

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