The remix/reinterpretation of this song by Spring Heel Jack blows minds: http://soundcloud.com/zavulis/tortoise-galapagos-version-one ----http://www.last.fm/music/Tortoise/Remixed/Galapagos+%28version+one%29+%28remix+by+Spring+Heel+Jack%29
this song is entirely suicidal and it sounds truly sad to me. it certainly reminds of morricone a lot until the climax in the end which almost fixes everything, well, almost. and if it weren't for gamera, goriri and other bonus tracks, the album would have incredibly depressing ending, which was possibly meant to be on the original release. depressing, yet in an excessively profound way. i really don't know what to think about it.