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How a group of ex-punk rockers came to revitalize the state of independent music in the '90s is anybody's guess, but Tortoise have been placed at the forefront of a collective of musicians intent on pushing the common formulas of Indie Rock. Their debut record was steeped in post-Slint tempos, but came alive in the icy, cavernous production. Echoes of dub ran through the record, and tracks like "Cornpone Brunch" hinted towards jazzier explorations. DJ's and electronic artists took to the group and a full-length remix record followed. With the '96 release of Millions Now Living Will Never Die, they established their distinct sound: an involved, shifting patchwork of cut and paste aesthetics, dueling vibraphones, and kinetic exercises in both dub and film scores. Their on-stage performances were equally involved, with members constantly rotating and adding a liveliness to the music in which certain critics were finding a kind of science. The addition of free jazz guitarist Jeff Parker gave the group a warmer yet more insular sound. The recent TNT was both meticulously detailed and limber, melodic and fully realized. Perhaps the group's greatest fault is the cavalcade of copyists they have inspired. Legions of Indie Rockers now create instrumental...  Read More

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  Artist   Title Format Quantity           Price   
Beacons Of Ancestorship  Tortoise Beacons Of Ancestorship LP, CD   6 listed $13 - $54 View All
The Catastrophist  Tortoise The Catastrophist CD, LP   6 listed $15 - $27 View All
  Tortoise A Digest Compendium Of The Tortoise's World CD   1 listed $31  Details 
Djed  Tortoise Djed 12"   4 listed $4 - $22 View All
  Tortoise The Ex CD   1 listed $10  Details 
Galapagos 1  Tortoise Galapagos 1 12"   10 listed $2 - $11 View All
  Tortoise Gently Cupping The Chin Of The Ape CD Single   2 listed $11 - $13 View All
It's All Around You  Tortoise It's All Around You LP, CD   12 listed $4 - $35 View All
A Lazarus Taxon  Tortoise A Lazarus Taxon CD, CD DVD   4 listed $4 - $62 View All
London Astoria 2 17 April 1996  Tortoise London Astoria 2 17 April 1996 Ticket   1 listed $4  Details 
  Tortoise Lonesome Sound 7"   3 listed $14 - $34 View All
  Tortoise Madison Ave 7"   1 listed $3  Details 
Millions Now Living Will Never Die  Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die LP, CD   10 listed $11 - $57 View All
  Tortoise Mosquito 7"   2 listed $3 - $14 View All
Music For Work Groups  Tortoise Music For Work Groups 12"   8 listed $3 - $22 View All
The Puffing Tortoise  Tortoise The Puffing Tortoise 12"   1 listed $5  Details 
Remixed  Tortoise Remixed CD   2 listed $40 - $99 View All
Rhythms, Resolutions And Clusters  Tortoise Rhythms, Resolutions And Clusters LP   10 listed $24 - $52 View All
She Took The Tortoise Home  Tortoise She Took The Tortoise Home 12"   2 listed $10 - $178 View All
Standards  Tortoise Standards Handbill, CD Single, LP, CD   22 listed $2 - $43 View All
The Taut And Tame  Tortoise The Taut And Tame 12", 12" Picture Sleeve   5 listed $1 - $7 View All
  Tortoise Tjed 12"   1 listed $15  Details 
Tnt  Tortoise Tnt 2LP, CD, HDCD   10 listed $5 - $249 View All
  Tortoise Tnt : Jalapeno LP   1 listed $48  Details 
Why We Fight  Tortoise Why We Fight 7"   3 listed $3 - $21 View All
The Wire Front Cover Feb 2001  Tortoise The Wire Front Cover Feb 2001 Memorabilia   1 listed $2  Details 
Cravo E Canela  Tortoise & Bonnie 'prince' Billy Cravo E Canela CDR   2 listed $5 View All
The Brave And The Bold  Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy The Brave And The Bold CD, LP, Poster   5 listed $2 - $43 View All
In The Fishtank  Tortoise + The Ex In The Fishtank CD, CD Single   3 listed $9 - $42 View All
  Tortoise - It\'s All Around You ( Cd ) Tortoise LP, CD, 12", DVD   24 listed $1 - $238 View All
Vaus  Tortoise / Stereolab Vaus 7"   3 listed $12 - $14 View All
Worlds Got A Problem  Tortoise Corpse Worlds Got A Problem LP, CD   6 listed $8 - $67 View All
  Tortoise Matsumoto Traveller CD   1 listed $10  Details 
  Tortoise/derrick Carter Ds Winter 12"   1 listed $11  Details 
This Girl  Tortoiseshell This Girl 12"   1 listed $8  Details 
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