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Polvo - Shapes album

Polvo - Shapes album
  • Performer Polvo
  • Title Shapes
  • Date of release 1997
  • Country US
  • Style Alternative Rock, Post Rock, Indie Rock
  • Other formats MP2 VOX APE AAC MIDI DMF MOD
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1702 mb
  • Size FLAC 1879 mb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 577

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Shop Vinyl and CDs and complete your Polvo collection. It takes a while to "get" this album. I initially despised it except for . but after a few listens I began to really enjoy Enemy Insects, Rock Post Rock and El Rocio. It's not exactly like their earlier work but still really damn good.

Shapes is Polvo's fourth studio album and their last till 2009. It was recorded by Bob Weston and released on Touch and Go Records in 1997. Pearson Greer of Opus called the band polarizing, writing that there's "tons of odd time signatures, skronky guitar and bass tones, synth squiggles, solos, and other esoterica that’s straight from prog rock" on the album.

Data de lançamento 16 Outubro 1997. Labels Touch And Go Records. Estilo de MúsicaNoise Rock. Membros têm este álbum0.

Polvo are a noise rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, formed in the year 1990. Their initial lineup includes guitarist/vocalists Ash Bowie and Dave Brylawski, bassist Steve Popson and drummer Eddie Watkins. Their first release was Cor-Crane Secret, which doesn’t show Polvo at their best, but it was a good introduction to their sound nonetheless. They followed that up with the classic 1993 release Today’s Active Lifestyles and garnered some critical acclaim in the process.

This album has an average beat per minute of 105 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 75/157 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page.

Shapes is Polvo's fourth studio album. Enemy Insects" - 6:14. The Fighting Kites" - 1:31. Rock Post Rock" - 4:11. The Golden Ladder" - 3:04.

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). There is an odd tension to the album and word has it the band wasn't getting along too well at the time. This does give it some disjointedness that you do not hear on any of the other Polvo albums, but at the same time makes it probably the most experimental of the lot too. There's moments of old Polvo, but it never fully comes to bloom but what does come out are hypnotic Indian influenced jams, bizarre 70s riff rock and probably the best Polvo instrumental track "El Rocio".

Shapes is a music studio album recording by POLVO (Post Rock/Math rock/Progressive Rock) released in 1997 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. 1. Enemy Insects (6:13) 2. The Fighting Kites (1:31) 3. Rock Post Rock (4:11) 4. The Golden Ladder (3:04) 5. Downtown Dedication (3:39) 6. Pulchritude (1:46) 7. Twenty White Tents (5:14) 8. Everything In Flames!

Tracklist

Enemy Insects 6:13
The Fighting Kites 1:31
Rock Post Rock 4:11
The Golden Ladder 3:04
Downtown Dedication 3:39
Pulchritude 1:46
Twenty White Tents 5:14
Everything In Flames! 3:28
D.D. (S.R.) 4:54
El Rocío 12:41
Lantern 3:21

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TG179LP Polvo Shapes ‎(LP, Album) Touch And Go TG179LP US 1997
TG179CD Polvo Shapes ‎(CD, Album) Touch And Go TG179CD US 1997
TG179CD Polvo Shapes ‎(CD, Album) Touch And Go TG179CD UK 1997
TG179LP Polvo Shapes ‎(LP, Album, RE) Touch And Go TG179LP US 2008


Talk about Polvo - Shapes


Wenaiand
It takes a while to "get" this album. I initially despised it except for D.D. (S.R.), but after a few listens I began to really enjoy Enemy Insects, Rock Post Rock and El Rocio. It's not exactly like their earlier work but still really damn good. It may take a few listens to really enjoy it; but once you do you'll be wanting to hit repeat on some of these tracks.Regarding sound quality of the vinyl (re)pressing: Pretty good. Some light surface noise but nothing that distracts from the sounds and sibilance is non-existant. How it should be. I'd go as far to say that all of Polvo's vinyl LP pressings and repressings are pretty solid.
Otrytrerl
IF YOU DON'T love 'em for their blatant disregard for conventional indie rock; or their apparent disdain for warming up to their tuned in fans; or the multitudinal chord changes and mathematical calculations of deceptively cascading rhythms; then you love them for expanding your closed mind with polarized tonal elements flavored with middle eastern touches ("The Fighting Kites," "The Golden Ladder," "Pulchritude") here and there - and this time around add some very nice familiar sounds regarding pastoral "porch" intro's or the field recordings of a stalled automobile engine that follows an avian morning ("Enemy Insects"); not to mention trumpet ("Downtown Dedication") all still quite nicely buried in the grinding churn and organized chaos of Ash Bowie and Dave Brylawski's open-tuned guitar preamble breaking out the wah-wah and even indulging in '70's sensibilities at times (altho slight, thankfully).One of the albums showpieces - the epically beautiful disruptor "El Rocío" with it's moments of minimal quiet and pause - reminds me of Albini's minimal set on Shellac - Terraform. And then for one brief moment, as you start to warm-up to "Lantern" an open prairie wranglerified reverberating rocker - with acoustic interlude and all - it ends just as the singing starts... and so does the album.It's clear how much the band's songwriting skills have improved, even branching out - getting better and more accessible than ever.