Thrill Jockey Records

Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship (LP + Download Card)

$18.99
Ships In 3-5 days
?

Beacons of Ancestorship is Tortoise’s sixth album, originally released in 2009. This re-issue is pressed on high quality virgin vinyl and presented in an old-style tip-on gatefold jacket with artworked inner sleeve and free download card.

A characteristic Tortoise album is one that traverses an encyclopedia of styles and reference points, a document of where musical intersections and dialogue are occurring at a given moment in time. Beacons of Ancestorship is no different, with nods to techno, punk, electro, lo-fi noise, cut-up beats, heavily processed synths, and mournful, elegiac dirges. We see these ideas working out in compositions like “High Class Slim Came Floatin’ In,” an eight-minute track which playfully references the world of ecstatic rave and dance culture with a curiously ambivalent, multi-part suite overlaid with robotic, machine-sounding melodies that stop and start in several different time signatures before the song’s ultimate resolution; and again in “Yinxianghechengqi,” which begins as a straightforward uptempo math-rocker before steadily accelerating into a wall of fuzzy atonal sqwonk.

High Class Slim Came Floatin' In

Prepare Your Coffin

Northern Something

Gigantes

Penumbra

Yinxianghechengqi

The Fall Of Seven Diamonds Plus One

Minors

Monument Six One Thousand

De Chelly

Charteroak Foundation

Important information when ordering with Fatbeats.com

ORDER PROCESSING TIME

Online orders are processed within 1-2 business days or 3-5 business days depending on availability.

Order processing time is separate from shipping time requested. 

PRE-ORDERS

We try and offer as many upcoming projects available for pre-order when the releases have moved into production. However, due to the nature of manufacturing and production, pre-order dates may change. If your pre-ordered items are holding your package from arriving please email us with a request to ship the in-stock items and pre-orders when they become available. 

If your order contains pre-order items we will hold the package until all titles are available to ship. Please specify in the comments section of the checkout if you would like to:  a) hold your entire order until it can be entirely fulfilled or, b) have the in-stock items shipped immediately and the pre-ordered items ship when available. Please note that option B may require additional shipping charges as multiple packages will be shipped.

OUT OF STOCK ITEMS 

Our stock rapidly changes and we try and set in place a system that avoids purchasing items that become out of stock. However, if a product ordered is out of stock or on back-order, we will reach out and give you the chance to change or cancel your order. If you choose to cancel, you will be refunded in full.

RETURN POLICY

All sales are final. However, if the item ordered is different from the item you receive, please contact us and we can arrange to get you the desired product.