More on Tangent Sunset from Alex Cosper|
I never set out to just write and perform songs. I always wanted my songs to be part
of a bigger project. Songs are both messages to today's music fans as well as time capsules
for the future. The nature of how we hear music is so different now than a few decades ago
when the entire culture was still wired into a system that generated song after song. I've always
believed that songs can be building blocks for bigger ideas, even beyond albums or movies.
Songs are great vehicles not just for putting infectious tunes in our heads, but for sharing
ideas through lyrics. What's great is that there really are no rules for what you can and
can't write about, even though the music industry remains stuck on a limited number of
predictable formulas. Even though I enjoy experimental music, I still like well written
songs that either tell a story of paint a picture in my mind. I guess that's why everyone
still loves The Beatles after all these years.
My songs are the components of this project called Tangent Sunset that has involved several
musician friends from Sacramento over the years, including Karl Lane, John Young, Jim Brasier,
Dominic Garcia, Frank Simmons and others. Lately I've been working on a lot of solo material
that I lump in with Tangent Sunset. Anyway, at the moment Tangent Sunset is an internet-only
project, but stay tuned for new developments. By the way, I have relocated to the San Diego
area and I'm having fun setting my music to ocean videos, as in the one below. It features my
instrumental called "There Will Always Be Surf."