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Do U Tango?

On Karmakanic's second album, Wheel of Life from 2003, you find an odd song called “Do U Tango”. More than seven minutes of fusion that requires concentrated listening. We asked Jonas Reingold about his thoughts when he wrote this song:
- Do U tango is a song that is pretty crazy! I wrote it because I wanted an element of the Mahavishnu Orchestra or Weather Report, something more in to the fusion direction. I had no ambition to make a popular song, but it turned out to be one of the more desired songs during our gigs. Those who listen to Karmakanic usually have it on their top-five list and that's why we run it on almost every gig.
- I am grateful that there is still an audience for songs that are a bit more difficult to digest and that it can take a while to learn, says Jonas Reingold.
So what do listeners say about the song? An excerpt from a review from ProgReport says:
“We were in two minds whether to include next song “Do U Tango?” in this list, because we do not want to frighten new listeners away with sheer instrumental virtuosity and crazed complexity. But we have faith in you, dear reader. Possibly the most complex performance on this list, the song only has two lines of lyrics, those being “Excuse me, do you want to tango? I want to dance” and “one, two, three, four”. The rest of it is a veritable tsunami of avant-garde instrumental insanity that could easily scare you away the first time you hear it. If it does, hang in there, and remember that the song is a parody that mocks simplistic dance music. The band’s prowess, speed and skill speak for themselves on this track.”

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success in veruno, italy

There are many wonderful prog festivals to attend around the world and each is wonderful in its own way but 2DP+1 surely stands out as one of the best you could attend, as a concert-goer or performer. The surroundings are magnificent, the organization is peerless. Bodo Kubatzki took these lovely shots and said:
- It was a great concert in Veruno with Tangekanic! I really like Jonas Reingolds and Andy Tillison with band. They are great musicians and created a really good atmosphere at site.

 a glimpse from the concert in Poppodium De Boerderij - Zoetermeer by Danny Focke:

New dates on our eurotour
 

We can now present two new dates to our tour in Europe:
Sept 6 Oberhausen, Zentrum Altenberg
Sept 7 Verviers, Spirit of 66


Karmakanic and Tangent on tour


In August will Karmakanic and the Tangent team up for some European tour dates, hitting the road with a six-piece line-up that will perform the music of both bands. Common to both bands is Jonas Reingold whose career with The Flower Kings has been a major contribution to the progressive genre. Karmakanic have released 6 studio albums which Jonas has both composed and produced.
The Tangent led by keyboards player and singer Andy Tillison since 2003 have had a nine album career to date – and have no intention of stopping any time soon.

This year the two groups will tour together for the second time – featuring one stellar six piece line up that will play the music of both bands. This time the lineup will of course feature Andy & Jonas leading their respective bands – and the other musicians will be Luke Machin (Guitar), Marie Eve De Gaultier (Keyboards, Vocals), James Stewart (drums) and Goran Edman (Vocals). The music will be personal choices of the best that both bands have to offer from across the years.

 

Tour dates