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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

15 March 2012

Jewels from Mars

UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 09/07/2013. Enjoy, NØ.

I’ve got my night stump tied with a Noctourniquet.

I’ve been called many things in my lifetime, but no one has ever accused me of being a prog-dog. I’ve listened to my share over the years...I think Amon Düül is one of the all-time great collectives in musick. But anyone familiar with this Nothin’ that I spew forth here is well aware that I’m totally queer for The Mars Volta.

As everyone who probably cares probably knows, The Mars Volta has a new release coming out March 27th called Noctourniquet. It is the only thing I’m listening to right now. Especially through good headphones...shit, the channel seperation will blow yer mind. I dug up some of the liquid 1394 I had buried in the backyard & oh what a trip it was. There is much here in common with MV’s debut De-Loused in the Comatorium, but it's tied to the tail of a blazing comet that is the monstrous drumming from Deantoni Parks.

This sucker starts out with an explosion & builds from there. By the time “Dyslexicon” kicks in, they have got the beat & don’t let go. The second track to be pre-released by MV, “The Malkin Jewel” is perfection. I’ve included an extended version here. (decryption code in comments)

I could go on & on about this but there are no words...so buy this sucker if you value my opinion at all. Listen to it yourself & be amazed & awed. It is so typically MV & yet so diverse, exploring musical landscapes where Ms. Rodriguez-Lopez & Bixler-Zavala have never gone before. Every time I listen I am once again rewarded with something new & delightful I missed before, yet challenged by the complexity to listen & grasp for more.

The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet, 2012.

Tracks -

The Whip Hand
Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound
The Malkin Jewel
In Absentia
Trinkets Pale of Moon
Z & Ø Ø

I’ve never meant this more...

1 comment:

  1. MEGA decryption code