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5.0 out of 5 stars reaching maturity, 21 July 2004
This review is from: It's All Around You (Audio CD)
i am sure that many will be reluctunt to prize this album 5 stars, but after some thought and considering those awfully superficial reviews this great piece of music got from the mag professionals, i will not hesitate to do so.
those are almost 45 minutes of tortoise distilled genius. being a great jazz band in its core, here gives the best taste of the musical forms it has presented through the years, with cuting edge production.
the main complaint by the reviewers is that this time tortoise don't try to push any boundaries,however being jazz they are entitled not to do so through amazing experimentalism but through magnificent reworking of known patterns.
this disc encapsoulates the best produced and best played music of this year. the compositions are economically built and what you here is a potent band reching the most mature phase of their career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!, 22 Oct. 2014
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This review is from: It's All Around You (Audio CD)
This album is just sheer beauty. You can close your eyes and if you let it, it will take your imagination to dreamy landscapes like the one on the cover. The music is kind of a mix between jazz, electronica and prog but you'll probably like it even if you can't stand these genres because Tortoise are so much more as well.

I own almost everything Tortoise has done and absolutely love them but this is usually my 'go-to' album. I think they have shown more maturity in this album. Each song flows very well into the other and does so even better each time you listen. There are some bits that'll stick out like a sore thumb when you first listen - Like a choir made from voice samples... Then you listen again and again and you realise that it's perfection.

I'm buying and recommending this album to most of the people I know. It's my favorite album and I want everyone to give it a chance!
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