Tortoise - The Catastrophist
City Slang (2016)
On aime bien se laisser embarquer sur les chemins empruntés par Tortoise.
The overall shape of the ensemble is architectured like a building from outer space. These experienced musicians and producers master the art of mixing various influences and create this unique mood where keyboards, drums and bass won’t stop responding to each other. Tortoise always give strong indications but you still can build your own story. It is powerfully imaginative and evocative. For the first time they put some vocals on two tracks, and maybe that wasn’t necessary, but it’s not disturbing at all. Tortoise does not seem to want to be locked in a too tiny cell, they will crawl for vast air. The sound remains not quiet the same. This album might not be remembered as a classic, but has definitively bring back Tortoise in the pantheon of one of the most important band of the last 20 years.