Electronics have come a long way since their debut in jazz and rock in the 60s. Every member of Tangents is billed under 'electronics and effects' as well as attributed to more traditional instruments. The first time I heard them, I had no idea it was a band at all, let alone an improvising group. Learning that fact made both more and less sense at the same time. More, because it gave answer to the amorphous and meandering nature of their music. Less, since it seemed so expertly dissected and manipulated, it seemed ridiculous someone did that in real time.