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    Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:11

I was given their new album. Haven't really listened to it cus I don't listen to CDs anymore .. just my mp3 player :P

Though I did listen to the first few tracks over Christmas. Omg .. it's sooo early Floyd :D you can definately hear the progressive-rock-ness.

Anyone else like them?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:17

I kinda like them, to me they sound like a cross between early Floyd and late King Crimson.

Which is very cool!

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:18
The first few tracks on Frances the Mute? There are only 5 songs on the
album (while Cassandra makes about the final 7 tracks 5-12.) I'm not sure if
I would compare them to early Floyd but they are absolutely progressive and
innovative. A lot of their extended jams (especially live) remind me of King
Crimson (the belew and wetton era.)

EDIT: The more I think of it the more I see the early Floyd comparison. Just
never thought of it before.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:21
frances the mute was too pompous, they dont really know what theyre doing. shouldve stuck to post punk. some of the guitarwork on ftm is a ripoff of robert fripp on larks tongues... and the latin parts sound eerily similar to old santana.

overrated band.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:27

yes, def early Floyd :)

Awww .. nice to see you edited your thread, Fragile :)

nice pic of Syd in your sig :)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:28
If you like that, you should definitely get their first release, "De-loused in the Comatorium".  The more I listen to the two albums, the more I find the first to be much superior to the second.  I really liked what I can only describe as "structured chaos" on De-loused, whereas on FTM there's not as much as structure, much more free-form and ambient...but I realize that people might prefer that approach.

Brilliant band, though. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:31
Originally posted by Rashikal Rashikal wrote:

frances the mute was too pompous, they dont really
know what theyre
doing. shouldve stuck to post punk. some of the guitarwork on ftm is a
ripoff of robert fripp on larks tongues... and the latin parts sound
eerily similar to old santana.

overrated band.



Yeah you're right they sound way too much like King Crimson and Santana.
In fact I think Frances the Mute is the exact same album as Lark's Tongues. I
can't even tell the differences.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:33

Yeah :) A girl I know loves them, she let me have the album. I got her into Floyd :P

And now I'm going to see the Australian Pink Floyd when her next month :D heeeeheeeeh.

That's the trouble these days, Fragile. Bands rip off the old bands.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:34
The Mars Volta is only the best modern prog band. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:34
Oh, you mean the best band of these resent years ?

Yeah. I heard of them

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 14:49
Originally posted by óżOldóżHenóż óżOldóżHenóż wrote:

Yeah :) A girl I know
loves them, she let me have the album. I got her into Floyd :P


And now I'm going to see the Australian Pink
Floyd when her next month :D heeeeheeeeh.


That's the trouble these days, Fragile. Bands rip
off the old bands.


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Don't worry I was only being sarcastic. When people disregard the
Mars Volta because they sound too similar to an old prog band I think it's
ridicules. They are absolutely original and Frances the Mute (though
influenced by Larks Tongue's and King Crimson) sounds nothing like it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 15:04
Originally posted by Meddler Meddler wrote:

The Mars Volta is only the best modern prog band. 


you need to get out more

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 15:07

Wow i thought i was the only girl in the world that listened to the mars volta

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 15:10
De-Loused and Frances the Mute are brilliant, IMO. One of the most exciting new prog bands today. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 15:12
My sister and brother love The Mars Volta.... hmmm... maybe I should start listening to this band.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 15:18

The Mars Volta are one of the most innovative and creative groups of the current time. One of my favorite bands.

Most people don't even give them a chance.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 15:18

I just heard them yesterday. I had my friend burn me a copy of both their cds. Since ive only heard the albums once, i can make any favorites, but i really like them. Especially the vocal synthesizers.

I can see how people say that they copy off of Larks Tongues in Aspic with the guitars, but its kind of stupid to say that using a similar effect on the guitar is copying.

 

But anyway, after hearing them, they became my favorite prog metal band (im not a huge metal fan)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 15:20
well, on deloused, the breakdown part of "take the veil" sounds exactly like Robert Frippwork

THE MARS VOLTA IS NOT METAL I DONT KNOW WHY PEOPLE KEEP SAYING THIS


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 15:23

Originally posted by Rashikal Rashikal wrote:

well, on deloused, the breakdown part of "take the veil" sounds exactly like Robert Frippwork

THE MARS VOLTA IS NOT METAL I DONT KNOW WHY PEOPLE KEEP SAYING THIS

I agree. With the really really big part, I mean. But we could not yell, as well.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 15:24

They're my favorite band.  The guitarwork on FTM is a lot more erratic than Lark's tounge, at least to my ears.

They also have one of, if not the most talented drummers working with them, who goes by the name Jon Theodore.  

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