deacon Posted January 17, 2005 Share Posted January 17, 2005 I'm lost for words with this album. The follow up to in my opinion one of the bravest and best debut albums ever Deloused In The Comatorium, this is already album of the year for me. Comprising of Cedric Biexler and Omar Rodriguez Lopez of At The Drive-In fame, The Mars Volta have managed to conquer with what I thought would always be a difficult second album (Deloused... was a concept album following the travels of a fictional character named Cerpin Taxt in a week long morphin induced dream world). With only five songs it clocks in at a massive 76 minutes or so. It has everything really, if you were to combine Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Bitches Brew era Miles Davis you aren't even close. The final track Cassandra Gemini clocks in at 31 minutes and 42 seconds. Passive listening this isn't. It showcases insane riffs, saxophone, smooth basslines, frantic drumming, a string section, stunning vocals sang in English and Spainish and Flea playing the trumpet. They are easily one of the most important bands around at the moment. If you are a fan of rock, jazz, blues, funk and electronica then this is for you. Fans of all the aforementioned will revel in it. Sit down or better yet lie down and listen to it. http://pwp.netcabo.pt/pinko/ftm.htm Have fun! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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