fg10 · CD · FILMguerrero · November 2002
Polk is the second release to come from Portland, Oregon based Tracker. Open warehouse, noir-esque, and ambient, Polk combines desolate song and instrumental expanse with warm, full studio recordings. The project of recording-man John Askew, Polk pulls more from his song writer suitcase; offering close-up recording snapshots that are patient, arid, and epic wanderings for the super-8 movie. Found on the same roadway as Camper Van Beethoven, Sparklehorse and Califone, Polk is delivered in mighty, drill-proof digipak.