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The Mars Volta

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by dfield2000, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. dfield2000

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    Just found some stuff by a band called 'The Mars Volta' and it sounds pretty amazing. The album is called 'De-loused in the Comatorium' and it's weird stuff, sort of prog rock with jazz and other bits and pieces. I think some of the band members used to be in a band called 'At The Drive In'.

    Just wondering how many other people are into this and what they think of it.
     
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    Gotta Agree, fantastic album. One of the best of the year!!!

    However, they were poor when I saw them live at Reading Festival.
     
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    Was and still am a fan of At the Drive-in, not as keen on Mars Volta tho. I think they're good (got the De-loused album and saw them live a while back (really good live btw)) but they seem to be missing a bit of the edgyness that I liked in ATDI.

    Sparta is another band with ex-ATDI members - the album Wiretrap Scars is worth a listen to if you like that sort of thing.
     
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    I kind of agree with you though i had a bad position and the sound really seemed to suck. Lots of people kept seeming to leave as well which broke up the atmosphere.

    I think their music isn't the same as ATDI, they had hits like One Armed Scissor, Cosmonaut, Rolodex Propoganda etc which everyone who knew their stuff enjoyed.

    TMV were very creative in how all their songs basically rolled into each other; lots of cool instrumental linkups but i felt it was difficult for the audience to follow along..

    Anyway yes their album is very very good - thoroughly recommended to anyone wanting to experiment a bit
     
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    mars volta is a great album

    sparta album is good but they were much better live!
     
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    Yeah I left after 20mins, and they were still playing an extended version of their first song.

    Very Experimental, but maybe they would have been better off playing songs off their album, as people knew them.

    At the Drive-In were such a good band. Live and on Album.
     
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    Cheers guys - you've totally wetted my appetite now !

    Looks like ATDI and Sparta are now essential purcheses for me.
     
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    Relationship of Command is by far the best ATDI album.
     
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    Hi,

    Has anyone got the Tremulant EP ? I've downloaded it on mp3 from Winmx, but all the vocal tracks have a funny effect on them, like he's singing through a flanger or chorus effect with the feedback turned up to high.

    Can anyone confirm if it's supposed to sound like this, or have I got dodgy mp3 files ?

    Cheers
     
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    I love The Mars Volta, and ATDI. Hopefully pick up De-Loused on vinyl, it's fookin fantastic.
     
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    Looks like the Music On Vinyl re-issues have now been deleted! Speculation is rife that they where pulled...

    PO: THE MARS VOLTA - AMPUTECHTURE -RED/GOLD VINYL EDITION- by Music On Vinyl - Page 11 - Vinyl Collective Message Board - Vinyl Collective - Page 11

    By the time Omar and whatshisface get around to issuing their version, it will probably be a US only import for £50+

    Best summary came from a poster on that forum...

    "In the interim, the customers get Deloused for a fair price than the previous $200+ market value... AND better sound quality than the original."

    I will laugh if the MOV release(s) end up being the best version released in the end.
     

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