We are quite proud to bring back the very first Tortoise album from 1994 to vinyl!
Sold out on vinyl for many years this new edition has been remastered to vinyl by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering and pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI. The packaging emulates the original, with an insert and a chipboard jacket that was custom silk-screened by Dan Macadam at Crosshair in Chicago.
2013 updated CD version now available. The CD is packaged in a 6 panel gatefold package printed on chipboard and now includes an extra panel of credits that were not previously available on the older digi pack version.
Tortoise's self-titled debut incorporates many musical styles and influences and combines them into one very distince sound. So distinct that sometime after the release of this record they became recognized as the leaders of a new musical movement. Tortoise exploits the recording studio, in that they utilize the recording process as a compostional tool or "sixth member", thus creating a boundless parameter in which to create music. Recorded at Idful Studios by John McEntire.
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