Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
In Prism is the best Polvo record even before you get to the majestic "A Link in the Chain," serene and tempestuous like few other things you'll hear. The album was recorded with Brian Paulson and Polvo has never sounded b... more »
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In Prism is the best Polvo record even before you get to the majestic "A Link in the Chain," serene and tempestuous like few other things you'll hear. The album was recorded with Brian Paulson and Polvo has never sounded better. Polvo spent 1990 98 giving voice to a chorus of discrete rock & roll ideas that really hadn't been heard before. While there was nothing wrong before, it's now so much more right perhaps because after ten years, after other bands and and their tours and records and worries (if they had any), none of the peripheral stuff matters anymore. --- Mike Wolf, NYC, 6/09
Andrew P. Schmidt | Eagle, Colorado | 09/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is sick. I can't stand it, it is so good. Water, in a wasteland. Seriously, I have been starving for this; Jesus in a desert, and that's all you'll ever hear me say, ever, in that vein. Give me more -- I can't stand it."
neva | Nouvelle-CalÚdonie | 09/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've bought all albums by POLVO thoughout the years and believe this one is their best achievement by far. Some of the tracks subtly allude to sounds and arrangements previously heard but that does not curb creativity from the band and excitement for the fan. I particularly enjoyed the guitars and the work on drums. Their reunion, after such a long silence, was really worth it. A mighty comeback.
I was just daydreaming about this band reuniting!
Stargrazer | deep in the heart of Michigan | 09/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's good to have Polvo back. I had just been having my own Polvo listening revival when I heard the announcement that "In Prism" was being recorded. While the arc of "Shapes" and "This Eclipse" is interrupted by 12 years, they have picked up the scattered shards and reassembled them admirably -- if not where they left off, at least in a seemingly very focused place.
"In Prism" is a passionate record, heavier and with knottier guitars than the often detuned mystical mathy-ness of Polvo's past work on Touch and Go Records. "In Prism" is even a little less angular, riding grooves longer than records like "Exploded Drawing" or "Celebrate The New Dark Age" would have. While some of the intricacy going on is dominated (and thereby sacrificed) by the thickly-mixed guitars and drums, this is still a great record from a highly underrated band.
The unusual guitar interplay is still very present, you just have to listen a little harder for it underneath their newly energized, trademark slippery riffs.