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Deloused in the Comatorium

15 Jun 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 15 Jun 2003
  • Release Date: 15 Jun 2003
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 The Mars Volta, Licensed Exclusively to Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:07:42
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  • ASIN: B001KF4EKQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,321 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "glass90land" on 21 Nov 2005
Format: Audio CD
At last, a band playing in the prog rock mould without sounding dated. First note that I owned Frances the Mute first, so this made ven more interesting listening than it would have otherwise. Why, because it can be seen as a stepping stone to Frances. Whereas in Frances the influences are more covert, here TMV explicitly display their skill at assimilating and adapting a vast range of influences. King Crimson, Led Zep, Genesis, Sanatana, techno, latin, punk plus a whole load I probably dont recognise are cleaverly crafted into a whole. But Also it has a distictive TMV stamp, and there is no crap (apart from the UK bonus track!).
Like Frances, this album is a real powerhouse of multi layered viruosity mainly crafted by Guitarist Omar Rodreguez Lopez. It's a good job they have the fantastic vocals of Cedric Bixler (in the mold of Robert Plant) to cut through it all.
TMV are not afraid to make some parts difficult in order to enhance the whole. This is not for peaople who flick through the first 30 seconds of each track, but listen to the whole package - properly and you will be rewarded
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Waddington on 16 Sep 2004
Format: Audio CD
you have arrived at my review for the mars voltas deloused in the comatorium. i hope u had a nice journey. Exit is on the left. On the subject of journeys, this time of a conceptual and not imaginary one, deloused is one. this is the journey of a friend the band once had who slipped in and out of a coma before dying. and just like comatorium a new word must be made up for describing this album. to pin a genre onto TMV would be blasphemy. on thing i would pin to them is that are without a doubt the best band writing music on this planet at the moment. If it was down to me the mars volta would have their own tv station and diplomatic immunity. Cedric bixlar sounds stirring and emotional beyond recogniton, omar as inventive as thomas edison, theodore unhumanly bangs out latin, rock,and jazz rythyms like hes never allowed to play drums again and ikey has enough smooth to cover a bowling alley. and even though you may believe me you really have to hear this album. it is everything good about music. energy,emotion, style, rythym and unpredictabilty on one cd. i think this album is yet to be recognised as one of best(im not joking) ever. it makes you feel good it makes you feel bad, and it makes you wail uncontrolably when no ones watching. Hurry up TMV im waiting for Frances the mute..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William Wright on 12 Sep 2004
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This album is the best album I can find. It is audacious, experimental and...the words to describe it are not within my vocabulary!
Firstly the production of this album is fantastic, I know Rick Rubin to be one of the best producers around. Other works he has produced are System of a Down (System of a Down, Toxicity and Steal This Album) and Slipknot (Volume 3, the Subliminal verses). Though none of his work is anywhere close to this, as far as I've heard. Yes thats right, he's the dude with the beard in the J-Z video, "99 Problems." He is known, mainly, for his invention of rap-rock. Anyway...
My second point, is that this is a concept album, something that comes about rarely these days. The last I heard of a concept album, was Robbie Williams' latest album. In describing it, he said "Yeah it's a concept album. The concept is that I'm Great." The concept of this album, however, is a lot more moving, and disturbing. It tells the story of the hero, who attempts suicide by overdosing. After that, he passes out and slips into a coma, where he experiences several weird dreams. When he wakes up and discovers he is alive, he chooses to kill himself, rather than continue his life.
Another point I have to make is the lyrics of Omar Rodruegez-Lopez. I still struggle to understand what is going on, when he sings of "the minced meat of pupils," "Gestating with all the others rats, Nurse said that my skin will need a graft. I am of pock-marked shpes, the vermain you need to loathe." Then wailing "Now I'm lost," I can't help but feel a shiver down my spine, while feeling that the song has a significance deeper than I can understand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "takingthetris" on 10 Nov 2004
Format: Audio CD
I am a big fan of At the Drive-In and so I decided to invest in "De-Loused in the Comatorium" about a year ago. It took several listens but soon I was experiencing musical bliss!
I'm sure you already know the whole backstory of The Mars Volta, so I will not go into this.
One of the most notable things about Cedric's singing in ATDI was how rough and punchy it sounded. It made you get up and listen. Here his voice is a lot more experimental. There is still hints of the old Cedric but now there are bits where his voice is just somber and beautiful- "Televators" is a great example of this!
The great energy in ATDI came mostly from Cedric's voice, but what is great about TMV is that now Jon Theodore on the drums provides this energy. His rip-roaring drumming is one of the highlights of the album and you can get the true feel of it in such songs like "Drunkship of Lanterns" and "Eriatarka".
As for Omar, he really struts his stuff! His guitar playing is taken up to another level from ATDI, and he and John Frusciante manage to create one of the most stunning solos I've ever heard in the 12+ minute "Cicatriz esp". Also Jeremy Ward must be mentioned here as most of the effects created on this album were through him. He sadly died around the time this album was released.
If you've listened to De Facto (Cedric and Omar's side band to ATDI), then TMV are similar to them but mixed with ATDI, but that doesn't even scratch the surface. People have made comparison's with Pink Floyd , and the TMV do remind me of Radiohead's "Kid A" album at times. But it is not the same as either of these comparisons. It is not suprising that these comparisons are made, as all three bands are experimental in their own right.
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