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Touch And Go ‎– TG179LP
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A1 Enemy Insects 6:13
A2 The Fighting Kites 1:31
A3 Rock Post Rock 4:11
A4 The Golden Ladder 3:04
A5 Downtown Dedication
Trumpet – Spott
A6 Pulchritude 1:46
A7 Twenty White Tents 5:14
B1 Everything In Flames! 3:28
B2 D.D. (S.R.) 4:54
B3 El Rocio 12:41
B4 Lantern 3:21

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Late 2000s or 2010s repress distinguished from first pressing by barcode and www.touchandgorecords.com on back, sticker on shrink promising MP3 download.

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  • Barcode: 036172087914

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TG179LP Polvo Shapes(LP, Album) Touch And Go TG179LP US 1997 Sell This Version
TG179CD Polvo Shapes(CD, Album) Touch And Go TG179CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
TG179CD Polvo Shapes(CD, Album) Touch And Go TG179CD US 1997 Sell This Version



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December 23, 2016

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.