Tortoise is a funky find if you’re looking for music to make ransom notes, like the kind a psycho would make with cut-out letters.
The genre is classified as “post-rock,” but I tend to think of it as awesome video game music. No lyrics needed to get the point across with these guys. Their new album The Catastrophist has more synthesizers and electronic sounds than guitars and drums, which is cool for our future robot overlords. These guys are way ahead of the curve when it comes to making my ears feel weird. I like repetition like any self-respecting insane person but listening to Tortoise makes me feel like I’m trapped on a carousel with a thousand kids playing kazoos.
I recommend this album if you need a soundtrack to that weird continued falling feeling in your dreams.
Rating: 6 out of 12 cans of PBR!