To mark their 20 years of existence, Thrill Jockey is going back in their catalog to reissue many of its classics. Tortoise's debut album from 1994 is finally back in print. I always had a softspot for this album cause it proved an alternative to emo-frontmen of the alternative era, and boasted all-star players, abstract album covers, double bass(!), and players rotating instruments. The sound still holds firm today, perfect listening for changing of seasons, strong coffee, and lazy afternoons. Recommended.
- music label: Thrill Jockey 1994 / 2016
reviewed by the mgmnt 08/2012
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