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From the deep and understated rhythms and tones on their 1996 landmark MILLIONS NOW LIVING WILL NEVER DIE, to the bombastic rock of 2001s STADARDS, Tortoise have always been head of their time. This release finds the band doing what they do best; building upon melodies and rhythms with their own remarkable touch. Lush orchestrated tones, intricate melodies and densely elaborate rhythms make this their most thoughtful record to date.
From the deep and understated rhythms and tones on their 1996 landmark MILLIONS NOW LIVING WILL NEVER DIE, to the bombastic rock of 2001s STADARDS, Tortoise have always been head of their time. This release finds the band doing what they do best; building upon melodies and rhythms with their own remarkable touch. Lush orchestrated tones, intricate melodies and densely elaborate rhythms make this their most thoughtful record to date.
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Tortoise - It's All Around You

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Format: CD
Label: TJ
Catalog: 70115
Rel. Date: 04/06/2004
UPC: 790377011524

It's All Around You
Artist: Tortoise
Format: CD
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From the deep and understated rhythms and tones on their 1996 landmark MILLIONS NOW LIVING WILL NEVER DIE, to the bombastic rock of 2001s STADARDS, Tortoise have always been head of their time. This release finds the band doing what they do best; building upon melodies and rhythms with their own remarkable touch. Lush orchestrated tones, intricate melodies and densely elaborate rhythms make this their most thoughtful record to date.

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"The many genres the Chicago-based instrumental group Tortoise draws upon were neither trendy nor widely recognized when the band formed nearly 15 years ago, but they've gained immense popularity during (and partly because of) the band's existence. Incorporating everything from cool jazz to electronic ambience to prog to jammy space rock-and filling all the spaces in between -Tortoise has crafted a series of albums that stand like sonic sculptures: arty, deliberate, beautiful and vastly different depending on your perspective.

Since each member plays in at least two other bands, and drummer John McEntire is an in-demand producer, Tortoise albums are often assembled piecemeal in the studio, But the band's membership, which rotated frequently in the early years, stabilized in 1998. And they've cohered into an impressive aggregate while touring. It's All Around You is a solidly woven pastiche of everything Tortoise has done well in the past, a sure sign that the musicians' diverse influences have gelled; sonic touchstones like Frank Zappa, Can and Kraftwerk swirl and swell through the jazzily symphonic ""Crest,"" the funky breakdown of ""Stretch (You Are All Right)"" and the ambient prog noise of ""Salt the Skies."" Tortoise has always been a fascinating collection of parts. With It's All Around You, the band is finally a fascinating whole.

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