[cover art]ARTIST: TORTOISE
TITLE / format : "Why We Fight"/"Whitewater" / 7"
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LABEL: Soul Static Sound

REVIEWER:
Charles Ardinger

"Why We Fight": melodic, bouncy, but sort of generic, especially the rockist drumming and the quasi-tribal guitar: sounds like an outtake from GRACELAND, without Paul Simon, even down to the Belew-esque feedback texture drones.
"Whitewater": Backwards guitar noodling, Casio drums (I believe the setting is "Rock 1"), bass drone: nothing anyone with about a hundred bucks of equipment and a couple weeks couldn't do in a basement. Not unpleasant, but not very interesting.


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