Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship

Author: Colin | Published: 6/3/10

Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship

Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship

Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship

Artist Tortoise
Title Beacons of Ancestorship
Label Thrill Jockey
Year 2009
Designer Photo clusters by Andrew Payneter
Music Heartfelt/clever/detailed/fascinating
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Notes Sorry to say that this is a design whose strengths really have to be experienced physically. That’s because part of what makes the sleeve so delicious is the heavyweight cardboard, another part is the heaviness of the vinyl. It’s the vinyl equivalent of a tank and all the more delicious for it. Still, the great big typography spread across the 24″ inner gatefold is great too.

See also: Tortoise: A Lazarus Taxon


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