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The Catastrophist

( isotope 217 - brokeback - bonnie billy )

Label: Thrill Jockey
Art.Nr.: 09533853
Kat.Nr.: THRILL 406
Jahr: 2016
Cover: Picture
Format: LP
Pressung: US - Original

Zustand: Neu
Alternative / Indie + Rock / Indie
Tortoise - The Catastrophist

Includes Free Digital Download Code.

Black Vinyl Edition.

Revered Chicago-based instrumental group Tortoise, comprised of Dan Bitney, John Herndon, Doug McCombs, John McEntire and Jeff Parker, have spent 25 years making music that defies description. While the quintet have nodded to dub, rock, jazz, electronica and minimalism throughout their acclaimed and influential six-album discography, the resulting sounds have always been distinctly their own.

It’s a fact that remains true on the hotly anticipated forthcoming new album “The Catastrophist”, due out 22nd January via Thrill Jockey and Tortoise’s first studio album in nearly seven years. They have conjured sounds that aren’t being purveyed anywhere else in music today.

Recorded at McEntire’s famed Soma Studios, it’s an album where moody, synth-swept jams like the opening title track cosy up next to hypnotic, bass-and-beat missives like “Shake Hands With Danger” and a fantastic cover of David Essex’s 1973 hit song “Rock On” sung by U.S. Maple’s Todd Rittmann. Throughout, the songs on The Catastrophist transcend expectations as often as they delight the listen’s eardrums.

Rock On isn’t the only vocal moment on the album. Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley distinctive tones are on the bittersweet classic soul/R&B vibe ballad “Yonder Blue”. This also marks the first time a Tortoise album will feature a guest vocalist singing original lyrics.

“Gesceap”, the first track which you can hear from The Catastrophist, is a stunning seven-minute long, minimalist rhythmic piece, morphing from two gently intersecting synth lines into a pounding, frenzied full-band finish.

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A1.The Catastrophist03:52
A2.Ox Duke04:49
A3.Rock On03:13
A4.Gopher Island01:13
A5.Shake Hands with Danger04:10
A6.The Clearing Fills04:22
B2.Hot Coffee03:53
B3.Yonder Blue03:19
B5.At Odds with Logic03:15

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