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A new standard for the art of music-making?,
This review is from: Standards (Audio CD)
I'd never heard of Tortoise. I just bought this album at random from a second-hand store several years ago, put it on the shelf and forgot about it.
Recently, while exploring the joys of my CD collection through a new set of headphones (Denon AH-D2000), I noticed "Standards" on the shelf. "I don't recall ever listening to that." I thought, "I wonder what it sounds like?"
People who know this album know what happened next. I'm not talking to them. I'm talking to you other folks. Who knows why you're on this page? Maybe someone sent you here, or maybe, like me several years ago in that record shop, you've just noticed this album at random and are thinking "Well...?"
Well, simply put, "Standards" is a transcendent expression of the art of modern music-making. It is sound shaped in ways you've never heard. It is music (oh MY is it music!) but reminiscent of nothing, not even Tortoise. Most of all, it is an aural experience well worth trying. If you don't enjoy it, fair enough, one more CD for the shelf. But if you do enjoy it, it's likely to blow you away and put you back together differently. It's THAT good.