Polvo: In Prism (Merge) | Under the Radar Magazine Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
Monday, April 15th, 2024  


In Prism


Sep 10, 2009 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share

A beacon of vitality in the over-cerebral math rock scene of the ‘90s, Polvo ostensibly broke up in 1997 after releasing the polarizing, Eastern-tinged Shapes, a maddeningly ambitious record distantly removed from the avant-garde dissonance of their early discography. They’ve re-emerged with In Prism, and as far as unheralded reunions go, this one’s a smashing success. It’s a sprawling, psychedelic masterwork, rife with knotty tangles of discordance and serpentine riffs.

And when the majesty of the simmering dustbowl reverie “A Link in the Chain” finally comes to a seething boil, it becomes obvious that this band is the gloriously arcane link in the chain between Pavement and Sonic Youth, two longtime champions of the act. (www.myspace.com/polvotheband)

Author rating: 6/10

Rate this album
Average reader rating: 0/10


Submit your comment

Name Required

Email Required, will not be published


Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

September 10th 2009

“smashing success” = 6/10?

John Everhart
September 11th 2009

It’s a fine record, but not quite worthy of a 7 or 8, which are reserved for top twenty of the year candidates, which this honestly isn’t for me. But if you’re a fan of Polvo, you’ll like it, and even if you aren’t, it’s an excellent invitation to explore their great back catalog. And “smashing success” is removed from its context of “As far as unheralded reunions go,” as many are downright insipid, and this one is anything but that.

apple store locations
December 14th 2009

Nice rock, but not for me…

best way to invest
December 21st 2015

Marketing videos are finding a home on local search
portals like City - Search. Therefore, get rid of high cost Fangchenggang as Wuhan Iron and Steel “that came out. You might be surprised to learn that starting a blog site with your own server only requires an initial investment of around $15.

August 25th 2016

We carгy injectable steroids liкe Sustanon,
Deca, Testoѕterone, Winstrol, Tгednbolone and a lot of more.
Aⅼso you ccan locate popular oral steroids sujch as Dianabol, Anadrol,
Anavar, Winstrol.

best online steroid store uk
September 17th 2016

Аcquire Steгoids On the internet. Grratest Steroids.

Interactive Online Corporation
December 20th 2016

Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in fact used to be a
entertainment account it. Look complicated to
more introducd agreeable from you! However, how could
we keep up a correspondence?

January 20th 2017

I do not even know how I finished up here, however I believed this submit was once great.

I do not recognize who you might be however certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t
already. Cheers!

May 9th 2019

I have read so many articles concerning the blogger lovers but this article
is actually a fastidious paragraph, keep it up.

June 5th 2021

I used to be suggested this blog by my cousin. I’m now not positive whether or not this submit is written by way of him as nobody
else know such specific about my difficulty. You’re incredible!

June 17th 2021

Hi there, this weekend is nice in favor of me, since this
occasion i am reading this wonderful educational piece of writing here at my

June 21st 2021

Hi, this weekend is nice in favor of me, since this time i am reading this great informative piece
of writing here at my residence.

Coleman Malcolm
June 23rd 2021

What’s up, yes this post is really fastidious
and I have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging.

July 28th 2021

เว็บพนันออนไลน์ เว็บพนันออนไลน์ ฟีฟ่า55ซีบอล บริการสมัครแทงบอลออนไลน์ คาสิโน สล็อต พนันกีฬา ทางเว็บเราFIFA55zeeball.com มีความมั่นคงทางด้านการเงิน ปลอดภัย ครบวงจรพนันออนไลน์ทุกประเภทตลอด24ช.ม

empire garage austin
August 2nd 2021

Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was super
long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and
say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new
to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for newbie blog writers?
I’d genuinely appreciate it.

my website
August 27th 2021

Excellent blog right here! Additionally your site loads up very fast!

What web host are you the use of? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol