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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   
  Tortoise Beacons Of Ancestorship LP   1 listed $52  Details 
The Catastrophist  Tortoise The Catastrophist LP, CD   6 listed $18 - $53 View All
Djed  Tortoise Djed 12"   2 listed $9 - $22 View All
Galapagos 1  Tortoise Galapagos 1 12", LP   7 listed $5 - $11 View All
  Tortoise Gamera LP, 12"   2 listed $87 - $92 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   9 listed $4 - $42 View All
A Lazarus Taxon  Tortoise A Lazarus Taxon CD, CD DVD   4 listed $5 - $62 View All
Lonesome Sound  Tortoise Lonesome Sound 7"   4 listed $14 - $34 View All
  Tortoise Madison Ave 7"   1 listed $4  Details 
  Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die LP, CD   7 listed $11 - $44 View All
  Tortoise Mosquito 7"   2 listed $4 - $14 View All
Music For Work Groups  Tortoise Music For Work Groups 12"   6 listed $3 - $22 View All
The Puffing Tortoise  Tortoise The Puffing Tortoise 12"   1 listed $6  Details 
  Tortoise Remixed CD   1 listed $99  Details 
Rhythms, Resolutions And Clusters  Tortoise Rhythms, Resolutions And Clusters LP   8 listed $30 - $204 View All
She Took The Tortoise Home  Tortoise She Took The Tortoise Home 12"   2 listed $20 - $120 View All
Standards  Tortoise Standards CD, LP, Handbill, CD Single   21 listed $2 - $53 View All
The Taut And Tame  Tortoise The Taut And Tame 12" Picture Sleeve, 12"   6 listed $4 - $54 View All
Tnt  Tortoise Tnt LP, 2LP, HDCD   9 listed $7 - $249 View All
  Tortoise Tortoise CD, LP, 12"   10 listed $1 - $77 View All
Why We Fight  Tortoise Why We Fight 7"   1 listed $25  Details 
Cravo E Canela  Tortoise & Bonnie 'prince' Billy Cravo E Canela CDR   2 listed $6 View All
The Brave And The Bold  Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy The Brave And The Bold CD, LP, Poster   5 listed $5 - $48 View All
Vaus  Tortoise / Stereolab Vaus 7"   1 listed $16  Details 
  Tortoise / The Ex In The Fishtank CD   1 listed $11  Details 
  Tortoise Corpse Worlds Got A Problem CD, LP   4 listed $15 - $49 View All
  Tortoise/derrick Carter Ds Winter 12"   1 listed $9  Details 
This Girl  Tortoiseshell This Girl 12"   1 listed $9  Details 
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