Music – Tortoise

All work and no blog makes Loft and Lost a dull boy.
All work and no blog makes Loft and Lost a dull boy.
All work and no blog makes Loft and Lost a dull boy.
All work and no blog makes Loft and Lost a dull boy.

So, in order to try and get back on track, I’m going to try and post more stuff, make it shorter and snappier, rather than the 1000 word Pitchfork spectaculars. Fun though those are. For me, at least.

Tortoise are a band that just defy classification. Post-rock? Avant-jazz? Krautrock-metal? Me, I reckon it sounds like aliens with ADD. I’ve not had the joy of seeing them live (yet) but I imagine they are all 10-foot tall super-humans with 12 arms and tentacles and the like. Just listen to them! Madness.

And they’ve got a new album out soon, Beacons of Ancestorship (nope, me neither). If it’s anything like the lead track off the album, we’re in for a treat. Uneasy listening if I ever heard it. No-one, but no-one, does stuff like this.

MP3: Prepare Your Coffin by Tortoise

Buy Tortoise “Standards” (And You Really Should) (CD)

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