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Beacons of Ancestorship Remixes - Eye / Mark Ernestus

Thrill Jockey
12.34 - 2009

To follow up the release of their first new studio album in five years, Tortoise returns with a two song remix 12" of songs from Beacons of Ancestorship. In the late 90s Tortoise released a series of highly influential remix 12"s with remixers as diverse as Stereolab, Jim O'Rourke, Oval, Autechre, Unkle and Derrick Carter. It is no surprise that their return to the remix 12" format features other luminaries of the scene. Side A features none other than Eye from Boredoms doing a remix of the album's opening track "High Class Slim Came Floatin' In". Side AA features the legendary dub/version master Mark Ernestus of Basic Channel and Rhythm & Sound doing a Version of the track "Gigantes".

Pressed in an edition of 1,500 copies for the world and cut at 45rpm this 12" is sure to sell out instantly (as did the vinyl edition of Beacons).

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 incredible video for the song "Prepare Your Coffin".



  • 1 High Class Slim Came Floatin' In - Eyeremix
  • 2 Gigantes Version - Mark Ernestus

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