Label: Thrill Jockey - THRILL 406 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Math Rock, Post Rock
· It’s a fact that remains true on “The Catastrophist,” Tortoise’s first studio album in nearly seven years. And it’s an album where moody, synth-swept jams like the opening title track cozy up next to hypnotic, bass-and-beat missives like “Shake Hands With Danger” and a downright strange cover of David Essex’s radio smash sung by U.S. Maple’s Todd Rittman.
· 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. It's a fact that remains true on The Catastrophist, Tortoise's .
· View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "The Catastrophist" on Discogs.4/5(42).
The Catastrophist. Chicago’s borderless Tortoise present their 1st album in seven years with The Catastrophist adding a whole new bunch of stamps to their travelled sonic passports.
The Catastrophist is hugely underrated in Tortoise's oeuvre, in my opinion. It's a pretty big change-up from pretty much everything they did before, but I see it as a worthwhile refresh for a band whose sound - while excellent - had become somewhat predictable.
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