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  • Contact
    9634 US Tom Windish http windishagency com tom windishagency com Europe Berthold Seliger http www bseliger de bs bseliger de Kung Fu Nation http tortoise kungfustore com Stay Connected Upcoming shows 02 12 16 St Gallen at Palace 02 13

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  • The Catastrophist
    Hands With Danger a downright strange cover of David Essex s 1973 radio smash Rock On sung by U S Maple Dead Rider s Todd Rittmann and the bittersweet honest to goodness soul ballad Yonder Blue sung by Yo La Tengo s Georgia Hubley Throughout the songs transcend expectations as often as they delight the eardrums Tortoise comprised of multi instrumentalists Dan Bitney John Herndon Doug McCombs John McEntire and Jeff Parker has always thrived on sudden bursts of inspiration And for The Catastrophist the spark came in 2010 when the group was commissioned by the City of Chicago to compose a suite of music rooted in its ties to the area s noted jazz and improvised music communities Tortoise then performed those five loose themes at a handful of concerts and when we finally got around to talking about a new record the obvious solution to begin with was to take those pieces and see what else we could do with them says McEntire It turned out that for them to work for Tortoise they needed a bit more of a rethink in terms of structure They re all pretty different in the sense that at first they were just heads and solos Now they re orchestrated and complex The album s debut single Gesceap embodies the transformation of the original suite commissions as it morphs from two gently intersecting synth lines into a pounding frenzied full band finish To a certain extent it s more of a reflection of how we actually sound when we play live says McEntire of Tortoise s heavier side As ever Tortoise has conjured sounds on The Catastrophist that aren t being purveyed anywhere else in music today There s a deeply intuitive interplay between the group members that comes only from two

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  • Gesceap
    News Gesceap is from the Tortoise album The Catastrophist out January 22 on Thrill Jockey Records pre order Previous Stay Connected Upcoming shows 02 12 16 St Gallen at Palace 02 13 16 Genève at Antigel Festival 02 14 16

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  • admin
    track cozy up next to hypnotic bass and beat missives like Shake Hands With Danger a downright strange cover of David Essex s 1973 radio smash Rock On sung by U S Maple Dead Rider s Todd Rittmann and the bittersweet honest to goodness soul ballad Yonder Blue sung by Yo La Tengo s Georgia Hubley Throughout the songs transcend expectations as often as they delight the eardrums Tortoise comprised of multi instrumentalists Dan Bitney John Herndon Doug McCombs John McEntire and Jeff Parker has always thrived on sudden bursts of inspiration And for The Catastrophist the spark came in 2010 when the group was commissioned by the City of Chicago to compose a suite of music rooted in its ties to the area s noted jazz and improvised music communities Tortoise then performed those five loose themes at a handful of concerts and when we finally got around to talking about a new record the obvious solution to begin with was to take those pieces and see what else we could do with them says McEntire It turned out that for them to work for Tortoise they needed a bit more of a rethink in terms of structure They re all pretty different in the sense that at first they were just heads and solos Now they re orchestrated and complex The album s debut single Gesceap embodies the transformation of the original suite commissions as it morphs from two gently intersecting synth lines into a pounding frenzied full band finish To a certain extent it s more of a reflection of how we actually sound when we play live says McEntire of Tortoise s heavier side As ever Tortoise has conjured sounds on The Catastrophist that aren t being purveyed anywhere else in music today There s a

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  • Featured
    cover of David Essex s 1973 radio smash Rock On sung by U S Maple Dead Rider s Todd Rittmann and the bittersweet honest to goodness soul ballad Yonder Blue sung by Yo La Tengo s Georgia Hubley Throughout the songs transcend expectations as often as they delight the eardrums Tortoise comprised of multi instrumentalists Dan Bitney John Herndon Doug McCombs John McEntire and Jeff Parker has always thrived on sudden bursts of inspiration And for The Catastrophist the spark came in 2010 when the group was commissioned by the City of Chicago to compose a suite of music rooted in its ties to the area s noted jazz and improvised music communities Tortoise then performed those five loose themes at a handful of concerts and when we finally got around to talking about a new record the obvious solution to begin with was to take those pieces and see what else we could do with them says McEntire It turned out that for them to work for Tortoise they needed a bit more of a rethink in terms of structure They re all pretty different in the sense that at first they were just heads and solos Now they re orchestrated and complex The album s debut single Gesceap embodies the transformation of the original suite commissions as it morphs from two gently intersecting synth lines into a pounding frenzied full band finish To a certain extent it s more of a reflection of how we actually sound when we play live says McEntire of Tortoise s heavier side As ever Tortoise has conjured sounds on The Catastrophist that aren t being purveyed anywhere else in music today There s a deeply intuitive interplay between the group members that comes only from two decades of experimentation revision and improvisation

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