TNT is the third studio album by American post-rock band Tortoise, released in 1998 by Thrill Jockey.
Instead, Tortoise floats free, a planchette moving over a Ouija board guided by 10 sets of fingers, where everyone watches the arrow float in one direction but no one is quite sure how it gets there or who is doing the pushing. No album in the band’s initial run embodied that like their third, 1998’s TNT. Weirdly beautiful and impossible to pin down, TNT was a fulcrum, a place where the musical values of the past (instrumental proficiency, deliberate composition) met the digital future. But first we should start with that past, with a rhythm section, or rather, two of them.
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TNT by Tortoise, released 10 March 1998 1. TNT 2. Swung From the Gutters 3. Ten-Day Interval 4. I Set My Face to the Hillside 5. The Equator 6. A Simple Way to Go Faster Than Light That Does Not Work 7. The Suspension Bridge at Iguazú Falls 8. Four-Day Interval 9. In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, and Beethoven There Were Women and Men 10. Almost Always is Nearly Enough 11. Jetty 1.
Listen free to Tortoise – TNT (TNT, Swung From the Gutters and more). Expected by many to continue leading the post-rock brigade into a new fusion with dub and electronics, Tortoise instead turned yet another corner with their third album, TNT. Adding guitarist Jeff Parker to cement their musicianship as well as their connections to Chicago's fertile jazz/avant-garde scene, the band returned with a record of post-modern cool jazz, only slightly informed by the dub, Krautrock, and electronics of Millions Now Living Will Never Die.
Tortoise has been around since 1994 since they released there s/t album. Tortoise has released a total of five albums and this was there third album. Unfortunately this is the only Tortoise album I own so I can't compare this to all of there other albums. Tortoise is an instrumental post-rock band that combines different styles into there music. When I say TNT is an expiremental album I mean it. Tortoise mixes in electronica in "The Equator", "Jetty", and "Almost Always is Nearly Enough. Electronica comes up in most of these songs, but in the ones I just named off elctronica is the most heavily used.
More albums from Tortoise: Beacons Of Ancestorship by Tortoise. The Brave And The Bold by Tortoise. Tortoise by Tortoise. Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters by Tortoise. 2. Swung From The Gutters.
Expected by many to continue leading the post-rock brigade into a new fusion with dub and electronics, Tortoise instead turned yet another corner with their third album, TNT.
|2||Swung From The Gutters||5:52|
|4||I Set My Face To The Hillside||6:09|
|6||A Simple Way To Go Faster Than Light That Does Not Work||3:34|
|7||The Suspension Bridge At Iguazú Falls||5:38|
|9||In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, And Beethoven There Were Women And Men||7:29|
|10||Almost Always Is Nearly Enough||2:41|
|THRILL 050||Tortoise||TNT (HDCD, Album)||Thrill Jockey||THRILL 050||US||1998|
|08705 - 2, 845475 2||Tortoise||TNT (HDCD, Album)||City Slang, Virgin||08705 - 2, 845475 2||UK||1998|
|THRILL 050||Tortoise||TNT (2xLP, Album, RE)||Thrill Jockey||THRILL 050||US||2016|
|THRILL-JP 13, HEADZ 22||Tortoise||TNT (CD, Album, RE)||Thrill Jockey, Headz||THRILL-JP 13, HEADZ 22||Japan||2004|
|08705-2||Tortoise||TNT (HDCD, Album)||City Slang||08705-2||UK||1998|