Album artwork for Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters by Tortoise

Tortoise has spent nearly 30 years making music that defies description. While the Chicago-based instrumental quintet has nodded to dub, rock, jazz, electronica and minimalism throughout its revered and influential discography, the resulting sounds have always been distinctly, even stubbornly, their own. One of the throughlines that create that distinctive sound is what might be called a pervasive element of group play, or ensemble-mindedness, as opposed to emphasis on a virtuoso soloist or frontman. Rhythms, Resolutions and Clusters follows in this line as Tortoise turned their iconic early songs over to their friends to play with. The remixes by other legends including Bundy K. Brown, Steve Albini, Jim O’Rourke, Brad Wood (Liz Phair), Casey Rice, Mike Watt (Minute Men), and Rick Brown (75 Dollar Bill) create a sense of community, and unlimited creativity. It’s been out of print since 1995.

Tortoise

Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters

Thrill Jockey Records
Album artwork for Album artwork for Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters by Tortoise by Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters - Tortoise
Album artwork for Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters by Tortoise
LP

$26.99

In jacket w/ original art.

Black
Includes download code
Released 04/22/2022Catalogue Number

LP-THRILL-019

Album artwork for Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters by Tortoise
LP+

$28.99

Indie Exclusive. In reproduction of original jacket.

Opaque Golden Yellow Vinyl

Includes download code
Released 04/22/2022Catalogue Number

LP-THRILL-019LEIEC

Tortoise

Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters

Thrill Jockey Records
Album artwork for Album artwork for Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters by Tortoise by Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters - Tortoise
Album artwork for Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters by Tortoise
LP

$26.99

In jacket w/ original art.

Black
Includes download code
Released 04/22/2022Catalogue Number

LP-THRILL-019

Album artwork for Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters by Tortoise
LP+

$28.99

Indie Exclusive. In reproduction of original jacket.

Opaque Golden Yellow Vinyl

Includes download code
Released 04/22/2022Catalogue Number

LP-THRILL-019LEIEC

Tortoise has spent nearly 30 years making music that defies description. While the Chicago-based instrumental quintet has nodded to dub, rock, jazz, electronica and minimalism throughout its revered and influential discography, the resulting sounds have always been distinctly, even stubbornly, their own. One of the throughlines that create that distinctive sound is what might be called a pervasive element of group play, or ensemble-mindedness, as opposed to emphasis on a virtuoso soloist or frontman. Rhythms, Resolutions and Clusters follows in this line as Tortoise turned their iconic early songs over to their friends to play with. The remixes by other legends including Bundy K. Brown, Steve Albini, Jim O’Rourke, Brad Wood (Liz Phair), Casey Rice, Mike Watt (Minute Men), and Rick Brown (75 Dollar Bill) create a sense of community, and unlimited creativity. It’s been out of print since 1995.