I imagine that the music on this album is what would happen if Tortoise were scheduled to jam with Santana at some Caribbean hideaway and the Very Rev.
Carlos failed to turn up. If you’re fed up with the dankness of Winter in your part of the world then this album should do something about that - sunlight and warmth pour from its grooves. OK, it doesn’t really ’go anywhere’ but who cares, when the lilt and lift are so soothing. It is the very definition of ’mellow’.