May 16 Shanghai Mao Live House
May 17 Beijing Yugongyishan Live House
New Noise is very proud to present two shows for one of the most important bands in contemporary music. Tortoise revolutionized American indie rock in the mid-'90s by playing down tried-and-true punk and rock & roll influences, emphasizing instead the incorporation of a variety of left-field music genres from the past 20 years, including Krautrock, dub, avant-garde jazz, classical minimalism, ambient and space music, film music, and British electronica.
Tortoise is one of the most important groups of the nineties. Not only are they endowed with a technical expertise way above the norm for this age, but they also coined a sound that is a true step up quality wise for rock and roll.
Twenty years after its founding, the band's signature and singularly inimitable sound-a fluid intersection of dub, dance, jazz, techno, rock, and classical minimalism, with no part overwhelming or dominating the whole-remains an American and international original.
Further, while the group has spawned countless imitators, heirs, and followers-sincere, flattering, and otherwise-Tortoise remains unique in the world of contemporary music for their boundless intellectual curiosity, their unmistakable compositional voice, and their synthesis of seemingly contradictory sound worlds far from their doorstep. « 收起