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Post Rock/Math rock

3.37 | 44 ratings

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4 stars I am very surprised that Tortoise gets so little love from Progarchives. They are extremely unique and always willing to experiment- though post-rock often lacks diversity, Tortoise is one of the most varied and interesting bands I know- throughout the course of even one six-minute song, there are many different textures, feelings, and instruments used. Also, in true prog fashion, Tortoise incorporates many different genres; rock, albeit in a more complex and sophisticated form; jazz, especially on Monica; and rap-like electronic beats, though more complex. For example, take the incredible opener Seneca: It begins with furious drumming and distorted guitar, and then the drums morph into complex strands of electronic rhythms, backed up by sparse, delicate guitars. In conclusion, Tortoise is a very sophisticated and intriguing band, mixing various bits and pieces of other music with sheer originality to create some of the most unique yet accessible music out there, and Standards is a great example of Tortoise at their best. The record isn't quite flawless, but still deserving of four whole stars. Bravo.
Neurotarkus | 4/5 |


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