Album review: Tortoise - 'Beacons Of Ancestorship'

Album review: Tortoise - 'Beacons Of Ancestorship'

Tortoise lost their way in recent years, with only 2004’s bland ‘It’s All Around You’ and an underwhelming collaboration with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy to their name. Thankfully, with ‘Beacons Of Ancestorship’, the post-rock pioneers...

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Tortoise / Squarepusher: London Shepherd's Bush Empire

Tortoise / Squarepusher: London Shepherd's Bush...

The post-rock massive is out in force tonight, that's for sure. Barring the All Tomorrow's Parties extravaganza a few months ago, this is the first headline set on British shores from Chicago instrumental experimentalists Tortoise for over two...

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Tortoise : Standards

Tortoise : Standards

Heard the one about Tortoise? No, neither has anyone else. Masters of The Process, lords of composition, their human touch extends to the pressure of flesh upon strings and keys. Their immense influence, radiating from their Chicago base over the...

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In The Fishtank

In The Fishtank

Konkurrent are a Dutch label whose 'In The Fishtank' series specialises in prising mini-LPs from bands in just 48 hours. Now, as repeated series of Changing Rooms and Ground Force have taught us, no great creative endeavour was ever...

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LONDON E1 VIBE BAR

LONDON E1 VIBE BAR

NOTHING BEATS an evening of good, old-fashioned illicit fun. And the sense of borderline legality that pervades in this converted warehouse seems essential to the enjoyment of tonight's event. Not since the turn of the decade, when scores of...

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