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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 16:19
Originally posted by Rashikal Rashikal wrote:

have you heard the two songs?


Yes, but not back to back. I might check it out, I might not. It's really of no consequence to me. Even if that _one_ passage is note for note identical, it's not going to lead me to the conclusion that TMV is worthless.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 16:21
Originally posted by Rashikal Rashikal wrote:

syd barrett had other redeeming qualaties

as in he wasnt some bisexual punk

he was an asexual drug addict recluse

thats much better


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 16:21

Haha. I wouldn't call him asexual; around half of his solo songs are love songs (albeit almost painfully innocent ones).

I borrowed FTM from the library once. Some parts were good, but there was too much random noise and too much extended brass senction sem-freakout sections. If they had edited it down to around 45 minutes I would probably have liked it a lot.

Oh yeah, the lyrics sucked. That ruined it too.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 16:31
he has quite the ladie's man in his early days but ever since he stopped recording music there are no documents (that i have seen) of him even speaking to anyone besides him immediate family. i was kidding when i said he was asexual


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listen to Hella
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 16:38
I freakin Think they are Amazing....One of the best Jam bands around right now too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 16:43
TMV are brilliant, their creativaty out-strips many of their contempories and they are seasond musicians, so even if they dont know exactly what it is they are doing(in music theory terms at least), they do know what sounds there after and they know how to get them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 17:03
Originally posted by NaturalScience NaturalScience wrote:

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. 
I totally agree with your analysis. I discovered Frances first and was impressed. Then, much moree recently, I could listen to Deloused. The latter is uncomparably far far better. No fillers, no unnecessary noise. Probably the best progressive album since Red.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 17:05

Originally posted by Rashikal Rashikal wrote:

Originally posted by Meddler Meddler wrote:

The Mars Volta is only the best modern prog band. 


you need to get out more

No, that is correct.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 17:08
Originally posted by Manunkind Manunkind wrote:

Originally posted by Rashikal Rashikal wrote:

30 days is a long time to change one's mind.

omar has admitted himself he doesnt know how to play. a word for word quote is: "sometimes when i solo i dont really know what im doing, i just put my hands in cool-looking positions"

30 days from saying that you love TMV to throwing it into the trashcan together with DT? Weren't you just trying to make a spectacular entrance for your Magma/Can topic

Yea, what's with that?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 17:09

Originally posted by Rashikal Rashikal wrote:

syd barrett had other redeeming qualaties

as in he wasnt some bisexual punk

he was an asexual drug addict recluse

thats much better

 

He was also very gorgeous-looking :) and schweet.

I know where syd barrett lives ...

I love that song :)

 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 17:44
I LOVE THE MARS VOLTA~!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 17:59
I love them too

Best way to express - writing the longest FTM review ever
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 18:53

If you like TMV's albums,try to see them live.There freeform jam style live will blow you away.Truly awesome.I couldn't believe how small Omar is,but his Santanaesque latin guitar sound was brilliant.

Great band.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 18:57
Originally posted by óżOldóżHenóż óżOldóżHenóż wrote:

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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The singing turns me off, but the instrumental parts are awesome.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 18:59
Originally posted by The Wizard The Wizard wrote:

Originally posted by óżOldóżHenóż óżOldóżHenóż wrote:

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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The singing turns me off, but the instrumental parts are awesome.





Did you hear anything else than that song I sent you? I think Cedric's voice really fits in....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 19:02
At first I didn't know what to make of Cedric's singing but after seeing them live he has a fantastic voice.His vocal range is unbelievable.He gets very animated on stage and throws his mic stand around.Reminded me of Roger Daltry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 19:42
They're one of only two modern prog bands I like, the other one being Tool. Most rock bands these days try and either sound like each other, or sound like older bands (as in the current trend for sounding retro in the indie scene), so thank God there's some bands out there who actually do their own thing. A lot of people seem hung up on the fact they used to play more punky music- who cares? Also, who cares if Omar knows music theory or not? Doesn't stop him writing and playing some awesome music- a lot of brilliant musicians don't reallu know any theory and write amazing music. If there are any old proggers who think there are no decent prog bands around these days, I've highly recommend checking The Mars Volta out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 19:58

Originally posted by chamberry chamberry wrote:

Oh, you mean the best band of these resent years ?


Well, second best, after Sigur Ros.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 23:03
Well, I love De-loused in the Comatarium, and can't wait to hear Frances the Mute.  I just really like everything about these guys.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 23:43
They're amazing, and I love them. Frances the Mute is a fantastic album, but I was absolutely blown away by De-Loused. Very good music.
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