It's All Around You Twisting audaciously through ambient textures and avant-rock bombast, Tortoise continue to traverse a vast sonic universe on their thrilling, experimental fifth CD. Subdued, layered rhythms… 2004-04-06 Tortoise
Music Review

It's All Around You (2004)

Details Release Date: Apr 06, 2004; Lead Performance: Tortoise

Twisting audaciously through ambient textures and avant-rock bombast, Tortoise continue to traverse a vast sonic universe on their thrilling, experimental fifth CD. Subdued, layered rhythms leap from indie-jazz lightness to manic psychedelia, often in the same song (''Salt the Skies''). Not nearly as thrashing as 2001's Standards, the disc lulls and seduces with intergalactic vibraphone arpeggios and melodic guitar fuzz, stitching a thoughtful, evocative musical fabric without so much as a word.

Originally posted Apr 16, 2004 Published in issue #760 Apr 16, 2004 Order article reprints
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