17 February 2009

Po90 reunite

The highly respected yet relatively unknown band Po90 (Parallel or 90 Degrees) will return for active service in 2009 (Including a prominent guest slot at the UK SUMMERS END FESTIVAL), after an absence of more than 7 years during which time their previous albums have become much sought after collectors items.

The reformed band are soon to enter the studio to record a new album, working title: "Jitters".

"The time is right" said Andy TD "this band has never announced a split, but it has been on a back burner for far too long, and the amount of good things people have had to say about our work since the release of our compilation album* have added extra impetus to our enthusiasm. It's great to playing together again, we are full of ideas and I really feel that our new material is the strongest we have ever had".

The band will once again feature Andy Tillison Diskdrive (whose successes with the international Progressive Rock band "The Tangent" are well documented) on keyboards, vocals etc, Dan Watts on guitar and electronic treatments (Dan has spent much of the time since Po90 last played composing and performing music for TV, including the "Sarah Jane Mysteries" spin-off of the popular "Doctor Who") and Alex King on Drums. These three regulars are joined by new member Matt Clark on Bass, Matt has worked extensively already with Dan and Alex in a band called British Fiction which continues to operate and will not be affected by the new Po90.

Likewise, The Tangent remains a going concern, with an album already composed and awaiting completion at an un-named point in the future. More details of this will shortly be found on the Tangent's website.

*A PO90 double CD retrospective 'A Can Of Worms' was released by Progrock Records in January and is available from the bands website. Recent reviews have described the band and this compilation as "A rare piece of musical genius", "Wildly Inventive", "Grossly Overlooked" and "One Hell Of A Ride".


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