Tortoise – A Lazarus Taxon

Author: Colin | Published: 8/7/07





Artist: Tortoise
Album: A Lazarus Taxon
Label: Thrill Jockey
Year: 2006
Designer: Tortoise and Sheila Sachs, photographs by Urs Odermatt
Type of music: Post Rock
Notes: Other Tortoise sleeves might be more clever (e.g. TNT) and I’m not bowled over by the typography, but for sheer pleasure, I’ll take the wonderfully titled A Lazarus Taxon any day. Urs Odermatt and Tortoise are clearly a match made in heaven.


  1. As a sleeve designer i don’t say this lightly, but this has got to be my favourite sleeve design. Though the type on the spine is slightly annoying the photography is beautiful. Well done Sheila Sachs/Tortoise, i tip my digital cap to you.

    Comment by Michael C Place — January 16, 2009 @ 1:08 pm
  2. […] de CDs, capas de discos de vinil etc. A coleção ainda está em formação, mas a idéia é boa. O exemplo acima é da banda […]

  3. the photos get me every time, composed (in both senses of the word)… one could even imagine they were deliberate set-ups.. almost too perfect.

    Comment by duncan ó ceallaigh — December 1, 2010 @ 10:01 pm
  4. Very much not though! Urs Odermatt was a Swiss policeman. His photographs both of accidents, his life in the mountains and his fellow policemen are fascinating.

    Comment by Colin — December 1, 2010 @ 10:08 pm
  5. Gorgeous.
    And as a rabid Tortioise fan I can say leagues better than any of the shite they normally try to pass off as covers. They should have had designs like this all along.

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