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Beacons Of Ancestorship

Label: Thrill Jockey
Released: 2009
Track listing: High Class Slim Came Floatin' In; Prepare Your Coffin; Northern Something; Gigantes; Penumbra; Yinxianghechengqi; The Fall Of Seven Diamonds Plus One; Minors; Monument Six One Thousand; de Chelly; Charteroak Foundation.

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Tortoise: Beacons Of Ancestorship

Read "Beacons Of Ancestorship" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Part of the Chicago-based Tortoise's appeal and loyal following is fabricated upon its many-sided musicality, where bits and pieces of retro psychedelia, Euro space-rock, pop overtones and Pink Floyd type walls-of-sound come to fruition. Through it all, and somehow or another, the band propagates a singular identity via probing fuzz-toned guitars, deep bass grooves, streaming synth ...

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Tortoise: Beacons Of Ancestorship

Read "Beacons Of Ancestorship" reviewed by Troy Collins


Beacons Of Ancestorship is the first release in five years from revolutionary post rock innovators Tortoise and the sixth full-length record of their almost two decade existence. A longstanding Chicago institution, Tortoise single-handedly spawned the post rock genre in the early nineties--a post punk fusion of Krautrock, minimalism, dub, electronica, world music, and avant-garde jazz.


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