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Released just months after Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez' old band, At the Drive-In, announced they would be getting back together, the pair's sixth studio album as the Mars Volta finds them exploring the esoteric as they continue their journey ever further down the neo-prog rabbit hole. Noctourniquet highlights the more intellectual, esoteric sound the band has championed over the years. Though much of the album soars creatively, more grounded songs like "Dyslexicon" and "Molochwalker" trend toward the more visceral, instinctual songwriting that made At the Drive-In such a perfect convergence of raw emotion and technical ability. While the album may take some time for longtime fans to fully absorb, ...
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All Music Guide
Released just months after Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez' old band, At the Drive-In, announced they would be getting back together, the pair's sixth studio album as the Mars Volta finds them exploring the esoteric as they continue their journey ever further down the neo-prog rabbit hole. Noctourniquet highlights the more intellectual, esoteric sound the band has championed over the years. Though much of the album soars creatively, more grounded songs like "Dyslexicon" and "Molochwalker" trend toward the more visceral, instinctual songwriting that made At the Drive-In such a perfect convergence of raw emotion and technical ability. While the album may take some time for longtime fans to fully absorb, those more familiar moments should provide just enough of a foothold to help them on their journey toward understanding.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2012
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624951841
  • Catalog Number: 530380
  • Sales rank: 34,736

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Whip Hand (4:48)
  2. 2 Aegis (5:10)
  3. 3 Dyslexicon (4:22)
  4. 4 Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound (6:42)
  5. 5 The Malkin Jewel (4:44)
  6. 6 Lapochka (4:15)
  7. 7 In Absentia (7:26)
  8. 8 Imago (3:58)
  9. 9 Molochwalker (3:32)
  10. 10 Trinkets Pale of Moon (4:25)
  11. 11 Vedamalady (3:53)
  12. 12 Noctourniquet (5:39)
  13. 13 Zed and Two Naughts (5:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Mars Volta Primary Artist
Deantoni Parks Group Member
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group Member
Cedric Bixler-Zavala Group Member
Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez Group Member
Juan Alderete De La Pena Group Member
Technical Credits
The Mars Volta Composer
Isaiah Abolin Engineer
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Arranger, Composer, Director, Producer, Engineer
Sonny Kay Artwork, Layout
Cedric Bixler-Zavala Composer
Lars Stalfors Engineer
Heba Kadry Mastering
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