So, let's just check.
Did you think this was a review of Katy Perry's Prism?
If so, try again. You got the right title, but wrong artiste.
That cleared up, you may also be forgiven for thinking, on hearing the first track on Dave Holland's latest, that Bob Fripp had some input into the opening track, it's so rock-oriented, although King Crimson's spectrum was largely focused on Red.
Yes, almost inevitably the cover shows not a prism but the colours of the rainbow emanating from such an object, making it look like one of the rejected designs for Dark Side Of The Moon (Pink Floyd's, not Medicine Head's; another case of two albums released in close proximity sharing a title).
Thereafter, Kevin Eubanks's The Watcher gives way to the other colours of the rainbow, closing with the violet of Breathe (again, echoes of Floyd's Dark Side!), a peaceful composition courtesy, surprisingly, of Eric Harland, the drummer, a species usually associated with more volume.
The tracks in between are, however, more nuanced, sometimes featuring several colours of the spectrum at once (Any Colour You Like? Enough Pink Floyd!), and the writing credits are distributed more or less evenly, with Eubanks, guitar, penning three, and Holland, Craig Taborn (keyboards) and Harland two each.
Eubanks's second composition, The Color Of Iris (yep, American spelling), is a gentle affair throughout, but whilst his third, Evolution, running at over ten minutes, starts slow and smooth, by its end it has picked up some almost Mahavishnu-level pyrotechnics.
Holland's The Empty Chair is bluesy and moderate-paced, whilst A New Day begins soft and slow, but gathers pace toward the end without quite achieving the intensity of Evolution.
Spirals, by Taborn, does exactly that, in a manner similar to many Steve Coleman tunes. His other, The True Meaning Of Determination, carries a similar theme to Spirals, but the band goes off at more tangents on this one.
And Harlan's other piece, Choir, has a calypso-like feel, fast and, dare I say, danceable.
So, no covers of I Kissed A Girl, and very different from Holland's flamenco collaboration with Pepe Habichuela, Hands, but another serious contender for my favourite release of the year.