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Tangle Edge — In Search of a New Dawn
(Demi Monde 1009, 1989/1995, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1995-11-01

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It's great to finally see this album on CD, the vinyl debut of the underappreciated Tangle Edge. While the band's sound has changed considerably since it came out in 1989, adding sax and flute for the late Eulogy and becoming particularly sparse on the live 3LP/2CD Entangled Scorpio Entrance, In Search is still their best and certainly a great place to start. As a primer it gives the listener a cross section of their styles, from the folky ethnic Amon Düül II / Popol Vuh styled pieces, to the Crimson tinged progressive rock instrumentals on to over the top space rock as on the incredible closer "Solorgy." Certainly a brilliant album and it remains one of the best examples of the recent progressive resurgence especially considering the sparse instrumentation.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 8, 1995 releases, 1989 recordings

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