Tortoise

Profil:
Post Rock from Chicago.

Tortoise's almost entirely instrumental music defies easy categorization, and the group gained significant attention from their early career. The members have roots in Chicago's fertile music scene, playing in various indie rock and punk groups. Tortoise was among the first American indie rock bands to incorporate styles closer to Krautrock, dub, minimalism, electronica, and various jazz styles, rather than the standard rock and roll and punk that had dominated indie rock for years.

Some have cited Tortoise as being one of the prime forces behind the development and popularity of the post-rock movement. Others, however, have characterised Tortoise's music as being heavily indebted to progressive rock.

Other groups related to Tortoise include The Sea and Cake, Brokeback, Slint, Isotope 217, and the Chicago Underground Duo. Tortoise records on the Thrill Jockey label.

The group's origins lie in the late 1980s pairing of Doug McCombs and John Herndon, who imagined themselves as a freelance rhythm section (like reggae legends Sly and Robbie). That idea never saw fruition, but their interest in grooving rhythms and recording studio trickery led to partnerships with drummer John McEntire and bassist Bundy K. Brown (both formerly of Bastro) joining, followed by Dan Bitney. Though songs are credited to all the musicians, McEntire quickly became perceived as, if not the acknowledged leader, the group's guiding force. In reality his extra contributions mainly took the form of being the recording engineer and mixer.
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Albums

Tortoise - Tortoise illustration d'album Tortoise Tortoise (Album) Thrill Jockey US 1994 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters illustration d'album Tortoise Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters (Album) Thrill Jockey Germany 1995 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die illustration d'album Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die (Album) Thrill Jockey Europe 1996 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - TNT illustration d'album Tortoise TNT (Album) Thrill Jockey Poland 1998 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Standards illustration d'album Tortoise Standards (Album) Thrill Jockey Japan 2000 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - It's All Around You illustration d'album Tortoise It's All Around You (Album) Thrill Jockey UK 2004 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - The Brave And The Bold illustration d'album Tortoise & Bonnie "Prince" Billy Tortoise & Bonnie "Prince" Billy - The Brave And The Bold (Album) Overcoat Recordings, Overcoat Recordings UK 2006 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Beacons Of Ancestorship illustration d'album Tortoise Beacons Of Ancestorship (Album) Thrill Jockey US 2009 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - The Catastrophist illustration d'album Tortoise The Catastrophist (Album) Thrill Jockey US 2016 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

Tortoise - Lonesome Sound illustration d'album Tortoise Lonesome Sound (Single) Thrill Jockey US 1993 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Mosquito illustration d'album Tortoise Mosquito Torsion Music US 1993 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Gamera / Cliff Dweller Society illustration d'album Tortoise Gamera / Cliff Dweller Society (EP) Duophonic Super 45s UK 1995 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Why We Fight illustration d'album Tortoise Why We Fight (Single) Soul Static Sound UK 1995 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Galapagos 1 / Reference Resistance Gate illustration d'album Tortoise Galapagos 1 / Reference Resistance Gate (Single) Thrill Jockey US 1996 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Djed / Tjed illustration d'album Tortoise Djed / Tjed (Single) Thrill Jockey US 1996 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Vaus / Speedy Car illustration d'album Tortoise / Stereolab Tortoise / Stereolab - Vaus / Speedy Car (Single) Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks UK 1996 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - The Taut And The Tame / Find The One illustration d'album Tortoise The Taut And The Tame / Find The One (Single) Thrill Jockey US 1996 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Music for Work Groups EP illustration d'album Tortoise Music for Work Groups EP (EP, Single) Thrill Jockey US 1996 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Tour 1998 illustration d'album Tortoise Tour 1998 (Single) Thrill Jockey US 1998 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - Derrick Carter Vs. Tortoise illustration d'album Tortoise / Derrick Carter Tortoise / Derrick Carter - Derrick Carter Vs. Tortoise (Single) City Slang, EFA, City Slang Germany 1998 Vendre cette version
thrill 12.11, 12.11 Tortoise - Adverse Camber / To Day Retreival illustration d'album Tortoise / Autechre Tortoise / Autechre - Adverse Camber / To Day Retreival(12") Thrill Jockey, Thrill Jockey thrill 12.11, 12.11 US 1998 Vendre cette version
Tortoise - In The Fishtank illustration d'album Tortoise + The Ex Tortoise + The Ex - In The Fishtank (MiniAlbum, EP) Konkurrent Netherlands 1999 Vendre cette version
THRILL 12.22, THRILL 1222 Tortoise - Gently Cupping The Chin Of The Ape (Tortoise Tour 2001) illustration d'album Tortoise Gently Cupping The Chin Of The Ape (Tortoise Tour 2001)(CD, EP, Enh, Ltd) Thrill Jockey, Thrill Jockey THRILL 12.22, THRILL 1222 USA & Europe 2001 Vendre cette version
none Tortoise - Cravo É Canela illustration d'album Tortoise & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy* Tortoise & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy* - Cravo É Canela(CD, Single, Promo) Domino none 2006 Vendre cette version
RZCM-46520 Tortoise - Why Waste Time? illustration d'album Tortoise Why Waste Time?(CD, EP, Enh) Commmons RZCM-46520 Japan 2010 Vendre cette version

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