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Megaton Shotblast

Defacto Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (14 Jan 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Red Eye
  • ASIN: B00005LOTF
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,856 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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12 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not At The Drive-In 8 Mar 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Of the two bands The Mars Volta and Defacto that Omar and Cedric now play in after ATDI, I personally prefer Mars Volta. Cedric (ATDI singer) plays drums and Omar (ATDI guitar) plays bass in this band... so you can see they are going to be different. They are an instrumental band, a kind of latin/reggae dub band. Don't buy this just cos you liked At The Drive-In, esecially if you only liked Relationship Of Command.
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8 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How do you dub? 6 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
Please don't buy this album if you're just an At the Drive-in fan, you won't like it, esepcially if you've only heared Relationship of Command. This album has more in common with the duo of Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler Zavala's latter band, The Mars Volta, and even then its a departure and them some from the music they produce with TMV. I don't really know what to call this style of music, the eeire ambience, thumping dub basslines and chisled latin groove permeate the entire album, it's an interesting and experimental record from a duo who obviously had time on there hands & needed to deviate from the normal & dig into their roots. Strongly recommended to experimantal minded TMV fans, not so recommended to skater kid's who like At the Drive-in.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Music 12 Feb 2005
By nick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
First Off...This ain't no ATDI kiddies. Not even close. There are similarities to The Mars Volta, but a lot more worldy. Latin/Salsa, Reggae/Dub, and a whole lot of experimenting run rampant throughout the 10 tracks of Megaton Shotblast. You really have to have an open mind before checking these guys out. But, if you are into the aforementioned genres, then I would definitely reccommend them!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time to Lay Back 13 April 2006
By Joseph W. Peguero II - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Ok after getting locked tightly in the vice that is The Mars Volta just over half a month ago I needed more. Yesterday I bought this album along with Tremulant, and Scab Dates.

This album is a very awesome chill-out record, I can play this on forever and just kick back, it has very nice drumming,Keys and great effects killer Basslines. Megaton Shotblast knows how to hook you in,and keep you in.

De Facto is the strange precurssor to The Mars Volta.

Jeremy Ward

Omar A. Rodriguiz-Lopez

Cedric Bixler Zavala

we're the primary members, then joining with

Ikey Owens and later Eva Gardner, it was so tremendous a change was needed Thus The Volta was born out of De Facto.

Shortly after the Form of The Mars Volta Jeremy Ward Passed away and Eva Gardner Left the band. The core members of Defacto still carry on strong minus the late mr.Ward

The Mars Volta is in essence Defacto.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone 6 Oct 2004
By Adam Parker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This music is not for everyone. If you like the jam aspect of the Mars Volta, and their ability to create jazz dub jams then you will love this. It doesn't have vocals, in fact it has Omar playing bass and Cedric playing drums, Owen still plays keys, along with many other collaborators on the album. This is an album to absorb not just listen. You have to be able to respect creative integrity and be open to new forms of music. This album is amazing and I highly recommend it to someone with a true creative vision for the obscure.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars defacto magaton shot blast 12 Sep 2004
By Sandy Nolan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am going to remove any subjective criticism and focus on the talent here that is being ignored. These "jam" sessions are innovative and complex. At a first listen, it's easy to label it as noise, a mixture of computer-sampled-sounds and omar+cedric doing their own thing on drums and bass. But in all honesty the CD is very much ahead of its time, yet at the same time behind. Its rhythm is very close to an average techno CD, yet these are all artist playing instruments--theire are no samples on the CD. This CD is so expressive that I doubt anyone soon will get, I personally don't know exactly what they we're going for, but it sounds pretty beautiful, and in contrast to ATDI and TMV it's very subtle; If your an ATDI fan, or a Mars Volta fan, their is no gurantee that you'll enjoy this CD; for any one with an open mind and a passion to be involved in the progress of art and music, than I would reccomend Defacto Megaton shotblost, and pretty much every other ATDI, TMV, and or Sparta CD, (Sparta not so much, it seems as they evolve they loose what ATDI originally stood for, which is powerful music made strictly by and for themselves, Sparta is getting a bit manufactured for my taste) thank you for reading, make up your own mind, the art is yours what others think should be irrelivant(spelling?).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shotblast Blew My Mind 2 Jan 2009
By Modest Man Mike - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I feel like a better person having purchased and listened to this album. Megaton Shotblast is an exceptional piece of work. There is much beauty to be found on each and every track. Since the day I was blessed with the presence of this CD, I have been able to play it beginning to end with much satisfaction each and every listen.

although, I may be in love with this album, it may not be loved by all. I would recommend this album if you are a fan of Dub, Reggae, "experimental", Salsa, electronic, all of the above, or any thing with a good vibe to it. Megaton Shotblast takes all those influences and fuses them organically into blend of something totally unique and musically intriguing.

The most well known/closest thing I can liken it to is "In 3's", "something's got to give" from Beastie Boys Check your head; or "Steppin Razor", "Free Loop Dub", from Sublime, But with NO guitar, Heavy amounts of Latin & Reggae bass and percussion, salsa piano/keyboard, and a dose of psychedelic sound manipulation that bends and supplements the groove.

Very good album to sit back and vibe with. You will not be disappointed, well worth the money.
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