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Beacons of Ancestorship Remixes

by Tortoise

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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley Beacons Of Ancestorship is, quite simply, one of the best albums...ever, in my view, and it is wonderful that Tortoise (active again!) have put out a couple of remixes ahead of the release of 'The Catastrophist' (much anticipated)...
This group of Chicagoans quietly changed the contours of the post-rock musical map...nothing was ever the same again...
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To follow up the release of their first new studio album in five years, Tortoise returns with a two song remix 12" of songs from Beacons of Ancestorship. In the late 90s Tortoise released a series of highly influential remix 12"s with remixers as diverse as Stereolab, Jim O'Rourke, Oval, Autechre, Unkle and Derrick Carter. It is no surprise that their return to the remix 12" format features other luminaries of the scene. Side A features none other than Eye from Boredoms doing a remix of the album's opening track "High Class Slim Came Floatin' In". Side AA features the legendary dub/version master Mark Ernestus of Basic Channel and Rhythm & Sound doing a Version of the track "Gigantes".


released September 29, 2009



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Tortoise Chicago, Illinois

Simply put, Tortoise has spent nearly 25 years making music that defies description. While the Chicago-based instrumental quintet has nodded to dub, rock, jazz, electronica and minimalism throughout its revered and influential six-album discography, the resulting sounds have always been distinctly, even stubbornly, their own. ... more


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