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TortoiseIt's All Around You

Label:Thrill Jockey – Thrill 115
CD, Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Post Rock


1It's All Around You4:09
2The Lithium Stiffs
Vocals [Additional]Kelly Hogan
4Stretch (You Are All Right)5:14
6Dot / Eyes3:46
7On The Chin5:21
8By Dawn1:51
9Five Too Many4:33
10Salt The Skies4:45

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Recorded and mixed at Soma Electronic Music Studios, Chicago IL.
Mastered at SAE Mastering, Phoenix AZ.

©2004 Onions Wrapped In Rubber Music ASCAP
℗2004 Thrill Jockey

Issued in a Digipak with clear tray and glued in booklet. Barcode printed on spine.
Stickers with "TORTOISE It's All Around You" on shrink wrap (front and rear).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 790377011524
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [Sonopress logo] 51061444/THRILL115 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L0 30
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0786
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [Sonopress logo] 51061444/THRILL115 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L0 30
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0731
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 17)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
It's All Around You (LP, Album)Thrill Jockey, Thrill Jockey, Thrill JockeyThrill 115, thrill 115, THRILL115LPUS2004
It's All Around You (LP, Album)SpunkTHRILL115LPAustralia2004
It's All Around You (CD, Album)Thrill Jockey, HeadzTHRILL-JP 12, HEADZ 20Japan2004
It's All Around You (CD, Album, Digipak)Spunk, EMI Music Australia Pty. LimitedURA123, 6109100626Australia2004
It's All Around You (CD, Album, Promo, Cardboard Cover)Thrill Jockeythrill-115UK2004


Filmore_Mescalito_Holmes's profile picture
Edited 15 years ago
Some pretty profound post-rock from Thrill Jockey’s own Tortoise which features some of the most beautiful and poignant art in recent memory. The front cover is an awe inspiring sunset dying over a cascading waterfall and rapids yet overlooking this scene is a yellow helicopter perched next to a luminescent city while the back features a blurred rainforest beneath an overcast sky but blocking most of the sky is a huge projection screen with a better looking skyline beaming out of it. While the liner notes tell a story of life dissatisfaction and miscertainty in the 21st century and the songs are rawly titled, the Tortoise movement isn’t exactly taking the route their name would suggest. Instead of going slow and steady, they’re heading straight for the main vein. Musically, they try to match the grandiose beauty of their imagery and succeed quite handsomely at it. Bits of the Flaming Lips appear in “Crest,” occasional world music and Dark Side Of The Moon sounds appear leaving the mood fairly chilled yet urgent while the inventive guitar effects and production brings me flashes of the unrealized possibilities of Radiohead. Although It’s All Around You never reaches the sonic peaks of anything Mogwai have done, the contemplative vibe helps let the obvious anti-advancement juxtapositions set in. This is one to think about, think during, and, well, get!