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No matter where you are in the world, returning to daily life after a period of holidays sucks. It's a relatively minor frustration but nonetheless it leaves you feeling empty as you slowly unpack your joy. Even worse is, you're going to die later. And all that labour you're undertaking is completely superfluous; it aids no one but instead keeps the fleeting and ephemeral human endeavour ticking over. Your life is absurd.


ArcTanGent, the definitive festival for math rock, post rock and post metal, is now in its third year. The line up is bigger than ever and it is expected to reach maximum capacity. Again. What has made this festival so goddamned successful? And where did ArcTanGent actually come from? We talk to James Scarlett and find the roots of ArcTanGent...