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Tortoise's almost entirely instrumental music defies easy categorization, and the group gained significant attention from their early career. The members have roots in Chicago's fertile music scene, playing in various indie rock and punk groups. Tortoise was among the first American indie rock bands to incorporate styles closer to Krautrock, dub, minimalism, electronica, and various jazz styles, rather than the standard rock and roll and punk that had dominated indie rock for years.
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Releases on file (7)
Tortoise — Beacons of Ancestorship Tortoise — Beacons of Ancestorship
(Thrill Jockey THRILL 210, 2009, CD)
Tortoise — It's All around You Tortoise — It's All around You
(Thrill Jockey Thrill 115, 2004, CD)
Tortoise — Standards Tortoise — Standards
(Thrill Jockey THRILL 089, 2000, CD)
Tortoise — TNT Tortoise — TNT
(Thrill Jockey THRILL 050, 1998, CD)
Tortoise — Millions Now Living Will Never Die Tortoise — Millions Now Living Will Never Die
(Thrill Jockey THRILL 025, 1996, CD)
Tortoise — Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters Tortoise — Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters
(Thrill Jockey Thrill 019, 1995, CD)
Tortoise — Tortoise Tortoise — Tortoise
(Thrill Jockey thrill 013, 1994, CD)

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