It's good to have Polvo back. I had just been having my own Polvo listening revival when I heard the announcement that "In Prism" was being recorded. While the arc of "Shapes" and "This Eclipse" is interrupted by 12 years, they have picked up the scattered shards and reassembled them admirably -- if not where they left off, at least in a seemingly very focused place.
"In Prism" is a passionate record, heavier and with knottier guitars than the often detuned mystical mathy-ness of Polvo's past work on Touch and Go Records. "In Prism" is even a little less angular, riding grooves longer than records like "Exploded Drawing" or "Celebrate The New Dark Age" would have. While some of the intricacy going on is dominated (and thereby sacrificed) by the thickly-mixed guitars and drums, this is still a great record from a highly underrated band.
The unusual guitar interplay is still very present, you just have to listen a little harder for it underneath their newly energized, trademark slippery riffs.