Beacons of Ancestorship

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Beacons of Ancestorship
Beacons of Ancestorship cover.jpg
Studio album by Tortoise
Released 23 June 2009
Genre Post-rock
Length 43:39
Label Thrill Jockey
Tortoise chronology
A Lazarus Taxon
(2006)
Beacons of Ancestorship
(2009)
The Catastrophist
(2016)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B+[3]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[4]
NME (7/10)[5]
The Observer favorable[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[7]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[8]
Slant 4/5 stars[9]
All About Jazz favorable[10]

Beacons of Ancestorship is an album released in 2009 by the Chicago instrumental experimental/post-rock band Tortoise.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Tortoise

No. Title Length
1. "High Class Slim Came Floatin' In" 8:14
2. "Prepare Your Coffin" 3:37
3. "Northern Something" 2:24
4. "Gigantes" 6:21
5. "Penumbra" 1:08
6. "Yinxianghechengqi" 3:37
7. "The Fall of Seven Diamonds Plus One" 3:40
8. "Minors" 4:23
9. "Monument Six One Thousand" 3:22
10. "de Chelly" 1:46
11. "Charteroak Foundation" 5:07

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