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Tortoise / Standards
Album:Standards Collection:General
Artist:Tortoise Added:02/2001
Label:Thrill Jockey Records 

 Recent Airplay
1.May 17, 2012:The Fall of Math
Six Pack
4.Nov 05, 2008:Brick
Firefly
2.Jun 26, 2009:Hipster Garbage
Firefly
5.Apr 26, 2007:Finneman's Market
Seneca
3.Mar 17, 2009:The Dark Knight Returns
Firefly
6.Mar 30, 2006:Mr. S's Wild Ride
Seneca

Album Review
nari
Reviewed 2001-09-02 
TORTOISE "STANDARDS"

-*- Objective -*-
To stretch the boundaries of rock with free form song structures and a genre-blending aesthetic that cites indie rock, jazz, and electronica.

-*- Summary of Qualifications -*-
John Herndon, Dan Bitney, Jeff Parker of ISOTOPE 217; Parker also with AESOP QUARTET, CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO; Herndon & Douglas McCombs also with THE FOR CARNATION with David Pajo of AERIAL/PAPA/M and SLINT; McCombs also with BROKEBACK and ELEVENTH DREAM DAY with Bundy K. Brown of SEAM, DIRECTIONS IN MUSIC, and GASTR DEL SOL with John McEntire (former BASTRO) of aforementioned groups and THE SEA AND CAKE.

-*- Summary of Tracks -*-
1. two minutes of self-important bombast, then mellow drum n bass
2. about the beat
3. abstract, otherworldly, then broken jagged mishmash
4. ambient womb music
5. pleasant uptempo
6. rock beat
7. porno groove
8. high energy minor-key journey
9. cool jazz, slinky bassline, tripped out electronica
10. colorful organic percussion, mellow, dark

Track Listing
1.Seneca 6.Eden 2
2.Eros 7.Monica
3.Benway 8.Blackjack
4.Firefly 9.Eden 1
5.Six Pack 10.Speakeasy