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The Mars Volta


warner brothers


Released: 26th Mar 2012


deluxe, coloured 2lp with 3D inner sleeves and 3D Glasses

Released: 24th May 2012

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the ever ambitious stars of prog tone down the song lengths, amp up the melody & explore different musical territories.

album number 6, written by omar rodriguez-lopez & cedric bixler-zavala is as far reaching & bombastic as any of their previous efforts. philosophical lyrics, time signature jumping musicality & electronic sound trickery that all come to the fore in a barrage of challenging acts ranging from the opening bombast of ‘the whip hand’ to the menacing crawl of ‘the malkin jewel’ punctuated throughout by hypnotic melodies & borderline electro-ambient washes, most notably in the epic ‘in absentia’. “rock’s most fascinating & ambitious work in progress” – nme.



  1. The Whip Hand
  2. Aegis
  3. Dyslexicon
  4. Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound
  5. The Malkin Jewel
  6. Lapochka
  7. In Absentia
  8. Imago
  9. Molochwalker
  10. Trinkets Pale of Moon
  11. Vedemalady
  12. Noctourniquet
  13. Zed and Two Naughts