Conceived loosely by Berlin based Glenn Astro and Cologne's Hodini, Turquoise Tortoise was not your typical collaboration. As Astro explained, they had the idea of working together for a a long time, but with them living on opposite sides of the country - it was rather difficult to get into the studio. They exchanged their respective takes of each track via the internet. The album's title is quite the metaphor, describing the slow pace of a tortoise to explain how the processes moved forward during the process of recording. The album features Astro's fellow Money $ex comrade Max Graef on the blunted urban flavour of "Malaysian Moped" and Hodini's experience with working with vocalists was said to pay off - you can hear it on the collaborations with Ajnascent on the hazy and susted down soul jam "Found!" or the evocative nu-jazz number "Beautiful Music" featuring MC Pinty.
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