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Tortoise - TNT album

Tortoise - TNT album
  • Performer Tortoise
  • Title TNT
  • Date of release 1998
  • Country US
  • Style Post Rock
  • Other formats MPC APE MP3 AUD MOD ADX WAV
  • Genre Electronic / Rock
  • Size MP3 1905 mb
  • Size FLAC 1188 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 968

TNT is the third studio album by American post-rock band Tortoise, released in 1998 by Thrill Jockey.

TNT by Tortoise, released 10 March 1998 1. TNT 2. Swung From the Gutters 3. Ten-Day Interval 4. I Set My Face to the Hillside 5. The Equator 6. A Simple Way to Go Faster Than Light That Does Not Work 7. The Suspension Bridge at Iguazú Falls 8. Four-Day Interval 9. In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, and Beethoven There Were Women and Men 10. Almost Always is Nearly Enough 11. Jetty 1.

When I say TNT is an expiremental album I mean it. Tortoise mixes in electronica in "The Equator", "Jetty", and "Almost Always is Nearly Enough. Electronica comes up in most of these songs, but in the ones I just named off elctronica is the most heavily used. Tortoise can be used for so many different things. You can listen to this album if you want to think, do work, or you can intently listen to this music and find out it's true greatness. When I first started listening to this album I just used it as backround music. When I actually started focusing and listening to this I found out that this music is very inventive and every track is different in so many ways.

TNT (Tortoise album). TNT is the third album by American post-rock band Tortoise "Jetty" is an alternate version of 1997 song "La Jetée" by Tortoise's jazzier sister group, Isotope 217.

Expected by many to continue leading the post-rock brigade into a new fusion with dub and electronics, Tortoise instead turned yet another corner with their third album, TNT. Adding guitarist Jeff Parker to cement their musicianship as well as their connections to Chicago's fertile jazz/avant-garde scene, the band returned with a record of post-modern cool jazz, only slightly informed by the dub, Krautrock, and electronics of Millions Now Living Will Never Die.

Tortoise's third full-length release, TNT, was written and recorded during a 10-month interval in 1997. This longer-than-usual writing/production schedule was purposefully undertaken by the group in the hopes of crafting an expansive, diverse, yet thematically coherent offering.

Album · 1998 · 12 Songs. See All. Millions Now Living Will Never Die.


A2 Swung From The Gutters
A3 Ten-Day Interval
A4 I Set My Face To The Hillside
A5 The Equator
A6 A Simple Way To Go Faster Than Light That Does Not Work
B1 The Suspension Bridge At Iquazú Falls
B2 Four-Day Interval
B3 In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, And Beethoven There Were Women And Men
B4 Almost Always Is Nearly Enough
B5 Jetty
B6 Everglade

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Soma Electronic Music Studios
  • Mixed At – Soma Electronic Music Studios
  • Recorded At – Idful Music
  • Mastered At – SAE Mastering
  • Copyright (c) – Tortoise
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Thrill Jockey
  • Manufactured By – Outside Media
  • Distributed By – Outside Media
  • Licensed From – Thrill Jockey
  • Licensed From – City Slang Musikverlag


  • Bassoon – Caitlin Horsmon
  • Cello – Popahna Brandes
  • Composed By, Design [Sleeve], Performer – Tortoise
  • Cornet – Rob Mazurek
  • Design [Layout Assistance] – Sheila Sachs
  • Mastered By – Roger Seibel
  • Programmed By [Additional] – Dan Bitney, John Herndon
  • Recorded By, Edited By, Mixed By – John McEntire
  • Trombone – Sara P. Smith
  • Violin – Julie Liu


Recorded, edited and mixed at SOMA Electronic Music Studios with the exception of "Ten-Day Interval" and "Four-Day Interval", which were recorded at Idful Music Corporation. Recorded and mixed the year beginning November 1996 and ending November 1997.
Mastered at SAE Analog & Digital Mastering Services
© 1998 Tortoise
℗ 1998 Thrill Jockey

Manufactured and distributed in Poland by OUTSIDE under exclusive license of Thrill Jockey / CITY SLANG Musikverlag.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
THRILL 050 Tortoise TNT ‎(HDCD, Album) Thrill Jockey THRILL 050 US 1998
08705 - 2, 845475 2 Tortoise TNT ‎(HDCD, Album) City Slang, Virgin 08705 - 2, 845475 2 UK 1998
THRILL 050 Tortoise TNT ‎(2xLP, Album, RE) Thrill Jockey THRILL 050 US 2016
THRILL-JP 13, HEADZ 22 Tortoise TNT ‎(CD, Album, RE) Thrill Jockey, Headz THRILL-JP 13, HEADZ 22 Japan 2004
08705-2 Tortoise TNT ‎(HDCD, Album) City Slang 08705-2 UK 1998