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The Mars Volta


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3 stars The Tremulant EP is the debut release from experimental US rock act The Mars Volta. The EP consist of three songs and has a playing time of 18:26 minutes. The EP is was recorded in Long Beach, California from October to December of 2001. It was produced by Alex Newport ( Fudge Tunnel, Theory of Ruin, Nailbomb) and The Mars Volta.

It´s obvious right from the start of Tremulant that you´re listening to The Mars Volta. They have such a distinct musical style and Cedric Zavala´s high pitched vocals are even more distinct. The three songs are all of high quality and of course a must for The Mars Volta fans. For us more casual listeners there´s much to enjoy too though. The band have yet to perfect their style but listen to those sharp rythms and occasional psychadelic elements. Just great music if you ask me.

The guitar playing from Omar Rodriguez-Lopez always needs to be mentioned when talking about The Mars Volta. That man is an outstanding guitarist and composer. The rest of the band are great musicians as well.

The production is good, but not as sharp as on later releases.

The Tremulant EP is a good first release from The Mars Volta and if you have an interest in the band you should take a listen to this one. 3 stars is well deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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