The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, has released a stream of “Slow Rust” from their ninth studio album The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery.

Commenting on the track, Andy said, “The song ‘Slow Rust’ is a long involved piece that looks at the whole massive set of implications of the various refugee crises around the world today. The piece tries to take on many of the points of view from different groups like The Press, Politicians, Industry, Education and all of US – but just for this section of the song we turned the camera on the people actually in the middle of this story, desperate people doing desperate things in a world that has little time to help them.

‘The Actual Story’ is a small section of this massive piece – a subsection of it. Marie Eve de Gaultier’s voice becomes the leading instrument here in a rare Tangent acoustic section and is one of the highlights of the album as a whole, part of one of the band’s most complex ever songs both in musical construction and lyrical development. The piece is challenging, dynamic and ‘of its time’.”