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Poll Question: Which is your fav album from these post-rock/kraut/fusion godfathers?
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5 [31.25%]
5 [31.25%]
4 [25.00%]
1 [6.25%]
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2012 at 21:46
Standards made me love them

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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2012 at 21:48
TNT
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I was going to make this thread D:

At the moment I'm enjoying their debut.
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Millions now living will never die.


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TNT
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Hmmm, will have to check em out - never heard of em
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zoviet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2012 at 10:21
surely, surely, you must!!! this band (and Supersilent) are responsible for me coming across prog and this site!!!
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Hmm, hard one between Millions and TNT; Standards is also great. I tend to listen to TNT more often though, particularly for the jazzier leanings, so that's where my vote goes.
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as this poll proves hahah...Millions and TNT are the twin peaks of the mighty Tortoise, not that Standards and the others are not as good, but these 2 albums really encapsulated everything they were about.............. 
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I only have the first three.  So far none of them have really engaged my enthusiasm that much, though they do sound good.  I like "Millions" and "TNT" better than the debut.  I'll pass on voting.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2012 at 16:14
No vote at this time as I've only heard Millions Now Living Will Never Die in full.  That album was recommended to me a while back.  I'd heard of Tortoise but never heard them until two people at PA recommended the band to me, and I was seriously impressed.  I do plan to get TNT next.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zravkapt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2012 at 17:35
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Hmmm, will have to check em out - never heard of em


Well if you got time check out this full performance. Gives you a good idea of what they sound like.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote zoviet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2012 at 01:10
saw em live twice back in 05 and in 2011............love em love em love em, the ultimate modern progkrautfusion experience
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Originally posted by zravkapt

Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Hmmm, will have to check em out - never heard of em


Well if you got time check out this full performance. Gives you a good idea of what they sound like.



Love em!!!!!!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!Star

Getting TNT soon! Cheers!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zoviet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2012 at 03:27
GET EVERYTHING!!! TWICE!!!
 
also don't forget their 2cd1dvd boxset A Lazarus Taxon which compiles tracks from EPs, split singles, compilations, remixes etc. 
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Originally posted by Logan

No vote at this time as I've only heard Millions Now Living Will Never Die in full.  That album was recommended to me a while back.  I'd heard of Tortoise but never heard them until two people at PA recommended the band to me, and I was seriously impressed.  I do plan to get TNT next.

TNT is great but I don't think the parts with 90's electronic breakbeats & drum 'n ' bass has aged well. I guess maybe the more inventive, playful and jazzier Standards would suit your preferences better. If you really enjoyed Millions, you'll need both eventually. I love their loose, calm, atmospheric and abstract debut as well.

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It'sd All Around You is kinda underrated but it is an awesome lush fusion cinematic experience.  Beacons is a more gritty motorik synth-led krautwerk!!
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