Boomkat Product Review:
Polmo Polpo is the main project of Toronto-based musician Sandro Perri. "Like Hearts Swelling" is his first full-length album, after a series of self-released 12 inches on his own Audi Sensa label (re-issued on CD last year by Alien8 Recordings). Constellation is thrilled to welcome Sandro to the roster; as this new album demonstrates, his ear for long-burn drones & submerged rhythms overlaid with instrumental sources (slide guitar, strings, accordion) fits in perfectly with Constellation's big stars : Godspeed You Black Emperor. Building on foundations of multi-layered full-spectrum drones & loops, the music of Polmo Polpo is distinguished by slide guitar motifs that are more naive pop pastoral than spaghetti western. Polmo Polpo has crafted a subtle, enveloping, kaleidoscopic instrumental pop record, brimming & bursting like hearts swelling. Beautifully packaged as ever from Constellation, intriguing stuff.