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5.0 out of 5 stars The best yet..., 3 Oct 2009
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This review is from: Cryptomnesia (Dig) (Audio CD)
I am a long standing lover of The Mars Volta. Omar Rodriguez Lopez's solo work is sublime, even it's harshest incarnations. This album though is my most loved. Those with a tame ear won't pick up on what is happening here: this is pure funk/jazz/prog/whatever the hell it Omar comes up with. Cedric's singing/phrasing is beautiful. Just check out 'Shake Is For 8th Graders' for proof of that. I cannot get bored of it. As much as I love MV, I do sometimes wish they would be this focused.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Psychedelic sounds for the 21st century, 30 Sep 2010
This review is from: Cryptomnesia (Dig) (Audio CD)
This is a pure example of 21st century Psychedlia you can hear the Infulence of Syd Barrett's pink floyd throughout the record. it also has elements of free form jazz, Prog rock and Freakbeat, Omar Rodríguez-López has always been one for breaking out of the box and seeing the bigger picture and I think this is one of the finest exaples of Real pure raw music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic masterpiece!, 20 May 2010
This review is from: Cryptomnesia (Dig) (Audio CD)
I thought I better give this a review, because even though I'm not very good at them only Warren Date's review has done this album justice. Cryptomnesia is more like MV's earlier recordings, but even more schizophrenic, edgier and darker. There is no real spaces between songs, each track is interrupted by spoken words and electronic segments, such that it all melds together. If this sounds good to you get it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mars Volta album in disguise, 7 Sep 2009
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See title. A mars Volta album in all but name. quite good. no where near as experimental as the bulk of Omars other work. Try the self titled solo work, or Apocalypse inside of an Orange albums for something more refreshing, and, well, legitimately different from the Mars Volta. But if you are a Mars Volta devotee of some sort, then don't miss this veiled release!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 30 July 2009
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Wonko (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Cryptomnesia (Dig) (Audio CD)
It's hard to know where to start with this review.

Having been a fan of The Mars Volta for some time, I eventually became curious of Omars 'solo' works. Some have been good, others more disturbing (Despair).

I brought this album at the same time as the new offering from The Mars Volta, and this 'solo' offering has proven to be more to my liking than that offered by the 'group' effort.

This is a very enjoyable album, and fits in well with previous albums from both the man himself, and his friends and band mates, with the hypnotic vocals and screaming guitars as well as the mesmerizing percussion.

Thouroughly enjoyed and easy to recommend, but as with all of the music that has been produced by the Rodriguez Lopez / Bixler-Zavala camp, this is best approached with an open mind, and as few preconceptions as possible.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good album, but why "nuevo grupo", 19 Jun 2009
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This review is from: Cryptomnesia (Dig) (Audio CD)
It sounds exactly like the newest album of The Mars Volta would sound: bit more experimental, bit stranger and a bit less accessible. Why bother with creating new band than? Ask Omar...
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