Tortoise Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters

Thrill Jockey
22nd April 2022

Format Info

LP - yellow vinyl

Tortoise have spent nearly 30 years making music that defiesdescription. While the Chicago-based instrumental quintet havenodded to dub, rock, jazz, electronica and minimalismthroughout their revered and influential discography, theresulting sounds have always been distinctly, even stubbornly,their own.  One of the throughlines that create that distinctive sound iswhat might be called a pervasive element of group play, orensemble-mindedness, as opposed to emphasis on a virtuososoloist or frontman.  ‘Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters’ follows in this line, asTortoise turned their iconic early songs over to their friends toplay with. The remixes by other legends including Bundy K.Brown, Steve Albini, Jim O’Rourke, Brad Wood (Liz Phair),Casey Rice, Mike Watt (Minute Men) and Rick Brown (75 DollarBill) create a sense of community, and unlimited creativity. It’sbeen out of print since 1995.