Record Label: Thrill Jockey Records
It’s All Around You is Tortoise’s fifth album, originally released in 2004. This re-issue is pressed on high quality virgin vinyl and packaged in a jacket and inner sleeve both featuring spot UV printing and a free download card.
Written largely in the studio, It’s All Around You was crafted over the course of a full year, and allowed Tortoise the use of John McEntire’s Soma Electronic Music Studios in serving not just as a state-of-the art recording facility, but as a compositional tool as well. It took months of continuous writing, recording, tinkering, mixing, and perfecting to bring It’s All Around You to it’s finalized state. The results of this process are clear in the lush, orchestrated tones, intricate melodies, and densely elaborate rhythms.