Limited edition of
1500, so act fast.
By Blurt Staff
It’s literally been a decade since the mighty Tortoise
dabbled extensively in vinyl releases – check this discography of the band for
proof. 1996-98 was particularly fruitful for the Windy City
band, which pumped out a slew of limited edition 12-inch remixes that at the
time proved highly prized among collectors (although a quick glance at eBay suggests the group’s stock has fallen considerably since then). High-profile
remixers of the band included Stereolab,
Jim O’Rourke, Oval, Autechre,
UNKLE and Derrick Carter.
To follow up the release of their first new studio album in
five years, then, Tortoise is releasing a two song remix 12″ of songs from Beacons of Ancestorship.
Side A features Eye from Boredoms doing a remix of the album’s
opening track “High Class Slim Came Floatin’ In”. Side AA
features the dub/version master Mark
Ernestus of Basic Channel
and Rhythm & Sound
doing a version of the track “Gigantes”.
Side A : High Class Slim Came Floatin’ In – Eyeremix
Side AA : Gigantes Version – Mark Ernestus
The 12″ is presented in a proper LP jacket and features
black and white photography from Andrew Paynter. Andrew’s photography was
also featured on the Beacons
of Ancestorship jacket and he was behind the video for the song
“Prepare Your Coffin” which can be seen HERE.
The 12″ is presented in an extremely limited quantity
of 1,500 and will be released on August 18th by Thrill Jockey.