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Shapes
Polvo
Shapes
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Leave it up to math-rock geniuses Polvo to name a CD Shapes. What better way to describe the boundaries of music that these lads are always pushing against? "El Rocio" finds the band actually redefining itself with a bliss...  more »

      
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All Artists: Polvo
Title: Shapes
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Touch & Go Records
Original Release Date: 9/23/1997
Release Date: 9/23/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 036172087921, 036172087921

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Leave it up to math-rock geniuses Polvo to name a CD Shapes. What better way to describe the boundaries of music that these lads are always pushing against? "El Rocio" finds the band actually redefining itself with a blissful meandering melody line that's not interrupted by their characteristic pummeling and punctuations. "Rock Post Rock" is an exploration of stringed references, from Ravi Shankar to Ry Cooder, Jimi Hendrix to the southern guitar rock of Lynyrd Skynyrd. "Enemy Insects" is classic Polvo, with its abrupt attacks serving as quotations around the melody. Shapes closes with "Lantern" a beautifully atmospheric piece that essentially does not repeat itself. In other words, it's so open-ended, it has no shape. Get it? --Steve Gdula

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Todd Allred | North Carolina | 06/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The last and most accessible of all the Polvo releases, it is also arguably their finest moment. This album sounds like a drugged out version of Led Zeppelin-meets Sonic Youth-meets some spaghetti western soundtrack. Completely bizarre and thoroughly mesmerizing. I know some Polvo die hards were disappointed, but it can only be because the band actually improved before breaking up. If you are a fan of the strange and hypnotic, by all means buy this now."