Originally released in 1969 on Mercury Records 2011 Drag City Pressing Format: LP
Originally released in 1966 on Capitol Records 1980 Mono pressing Format: LP
Released in 1967 on Columbia Records Format: LP
Released in 1970 on Harvest Records 2014 Pressing Format: LP
Released in 1970 on Transatlantic Format: LP Original UK pressing
Released in 2018 on P.W. Elverum & Sun Records Format: LP
Released in 2018 on Columbia Records Recorded September and December, 1974
Eric Chenaux’s gentle falsetto is the most constant, tangible element on an album characterized by a permanent state of flux. The guitars are warbly and unsteady with their fluctuating tones, volume, and pitch. Yet, despite their experimental nature, they never sound abrasive and, together with some mellow Wurlitzer, create a soft, pillowy environment for Chenaux’s romantic crooning about the nature of love, the moon, and warm nights.
Released in 2007 on Young God Records Format: LPx2
Released in 2002 on Arts & Crafts Records Format: LPx2
Poliça’s brooding, atmospheric trip-hop/synth pop consists of the passionately dynamic vocals (from co-leader/lyricist Channy Leaneagh), prominent, groovy basslines, driving double drums, and occasional string and horn arrangements all run through effects and mapped into intricate, quantized webs of programmed beats and synthesizers by co-leader/producer Ryan Olsen. Lyrically, the album centers around themes of isolation, fading love, and even addressing on police violence on “Wedding”.
For fans of Portishead, The Knife