Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tortoise: Beacons of Ancestorship

Artist: Tortoise
Album: Beacons of Ancestorship
Date Released: June 23, 2009
Genre: post-rock, experimental, instrumental rock
Rating: 8.7

: Beacons of Ancestorship is Tortoise's first album in five years; fans will rejoice to discover that the band's dedication to acoustic experimentation and genre-splicing remain intact. Boasting gorgeous production values, Beacons of Ancestorship is a showcase for a band that continous to explore new sonic space while at the same time putting out enjoyable and highly accessible music. Track highlights include "Gigantes", "Prepare Your Coffin", and "High Class Slim Came Floatin' In."

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