Tortoise Vinyl, CD & tapes by Tortoise at Norman Records

Tortoise are a gang of very, very clever people from Chicago who are known mostly in the post-rock genre but their music contains elements of dub, electronica, jazz, kraut-rock and whatever else they can find.  They began kind of organically as a b...read more »

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Brokeback
Illinois River Valley Blues

Brokeback are an American music band deeply rooted in the Chicago music scene. The band features members of Tortoise, Exit Verse and The Eternals (among others), and part of Illinois River Valley Blues includes them playing a Rob Mazurek piece. This is like old-timey music put through a post-rock prism by some experts in the field. On Thrill Jockey.

Behind The Shadow Drops
Harmonic

This is the debut album from  Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto of iconic Japanese rock explorers Mono. Here he stretches out into a myriad of styles from ambient to trip hop to industrial minimalism and modern classical  and takes members of Tortoise, Mono and the Sea & Cake along for the ride.   

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The Catastrophist

The first new Tortoise album in a nigh-on seven years! The officially legendary post-rock (in the original, interesting sense of the term) group have convened to produce an inventive melange of sonic approaches: first single Gesceap is a pulsing piece led by minimal-but-melodic synths. All bodes well. On Thrill Jockey.

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TNT

To overlap with the forthcoming new record, Thrill Jockey are getting classic Tortoise albums back out into the world on lovely wax. TNT is Tortoise’s third album, first released in 1998, and is one of the most inventive and engaging post rock records ever made. Double LP in a gatefold sleeve (with that simple simple artwork tipped-on).

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Beacons Of Ancestorship

Tortoise had been away five years when they re-emerged with their sixth album Beacons of Ancestorship in 2009. As usual it saw the post rock titans in genre blending mood coagulating techno, punk, electronica and jazz into an ultimately fascinating sonic stew. Their palette is broad, they are sometimes frustratingly inscrutable but are always expert in shapeshifting and nosing forward musical boundaries.  

Brokeback
Field Recordings From The Cook County Water Table

Brokeback, the solo project of Douglas McCombs of Tortoise, The Sea And Cake and various other outlets, released debut album Field Recordings From The Cook County Water Table in 1999. It’s a gorgeous listen, combining natural noises with subtle instrumentation from musicians including John McEntire and Rob Mazurek. Reissued on vinyl for the first time! On Thrill Jockey.

Tortoise
It's All Around You


  • Vinyl LP (THRILL115LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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Tortoise
Tortoise

You'll need this. A re-issue of the debut album by Chicago post-rock clever clogs Tortoise. It shows the band finding their feet, beginning to lock into the grooves that would merge together perfectly on the now-classic follow up Millions Now Living Will Never Die. Some of their wilder experimentation was a few years off but sometimes Tortoise sounds better off because of its relative simplicity. Re-issue on Thrill Jockey with lovely screen-printed chipboard sleeve in the style of the original.  
  • Vinyl LP (THRILL013LP)
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  • Last copy

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Tortoise

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The Catastrophist Tour Book

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Isotope 217
The Unstable Molecule

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Brokeback
Looks At The Bird

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Millions Now Living Will Never Die

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Lonesome Sound & Mosquito

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Various (Tortoise, Mountains, White Hills etc)
12.30 Records Toreism

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Lonesome Sound

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Tortoise / Stereolab
Yaus / Speedy Car

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Mosquito

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Madison Ave -Tour '98

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Why We Fight

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Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy
The Brave & The Bold - PROMOTIONAL POSTER

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Standards

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Springheel Jack & Jim O' Rourke Mixes

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Gently Cupping The Chin Of The Ape

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Derrick Carter Mixes

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DJed (UNKLE &; McEntire mixes)

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Music For Work Groups EP (Oval RMXS)

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The Taut & The Tame (Luke Vibert RMX)

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Tortoise/ The Ex
In The Fishtank

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Bjork, Tortoise, Albini, Various
Looking For A Thrill

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Lambchop, Tortoise, Calexico, Various
Grand Slang

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