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  • Audio CD (26 Mar. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B0074EIQQU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Format: Audio CD
The Mars Volta return in 2012 with their sixth full-length studio album, Noctourniquet. As with most of their work many people will have made up their mind about whether they'll like it beforehand anyway, based on whether or not they like how the band keeps changing away from its early style. This time there is also a bit of interesting non-musical context surrounding the album that explains how and why Noctourniquet is the record that it is.

Firstly, the band have been known in the past for having somewhat exacting standards of quality and timing and so if they aren't happy with something it doesn't come out under their name. This has lead to a live album and at least two full studio albums being scrapped or put on hold so far. During their previous album Octahedron's cycle the band claimed that the follow up album was already recorded, but soon after they decided to make this yet newer album instead. Now however it is unclear whether they actually did or not.

It is also interesting that the band would put out a new studio album so close to when the At The Drive In reunion is going on, almost like either the band or the record company don't want fans to forget about The Mars Volta.

Finally, the line-up has seen a change; Isaiah Ikey Owens is absent from the keyboard position for the first time, John Frusciante doesn't contribute any guitar and Deantoni Parks makes his studio debut as the band's new drummer. Interestingly; despite the album being made without their long time keys player Owens, Noctourniquet seems to be driven primarily by Synths. Of course, The Mars Volta have always made use of keys and synths but this album features them even more than usual.
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Mars volta are consistent in that they are never frightened of taking risks. Nocturnequet is indicative of yet another leap over the career abyss. this time, Omar et al have created an album that is straight forward, and gone are the lengthy jams and guitar soloing that they were known for. I have to admit, that as an avid appreciator of prog and psych rock, i was a bit alienated on the first few listens. now, more recently as i listen, i see this album as a quick fix of Mars Volta-ism - perhaps the musical equivalent of a shot of espresso before work :). some great hooks here and there, great percussion, nothing too wild; nothing too meandering.

Mars Volts have shown that they can cut down on all the wildness, write an accessible song, and still retain their identity as a band. However, I do hope the insane musicality is back with the next album...

All hail one of the best bands around at the minute.

P.S If you like the Mars Volta, try Zech's Marquise. Brilliant

Martin.
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Having listened to this album a few times i must say that i am very impressed with it.

Love the funky drum beats, the experimental sound samples and the general sonic atmosphere that only TMV can create.

This is better than Octahedron, i know this album was slagged off but i actually thought is was really good, saying this I don't think Noctourniquet is quite as good as their debut De-Loused, but it is still and excellent album which gets better and better with each listen.

May they continue to produce many more inspirational ground breaking albums in times to come :)
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I am going to be brief; for me this album is superb! It lacks the "spirit" and aggression of ATDI recordings but I have completely dissolved listening to "Vedamalady".
Sonically whimsical as usual,the album puts you in a state of blissful perplexity.
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The Mars Volta change up their sound once again, on first listen the album to me sounded either abit "too different" or "abit bland", but i knew as with all TMV releases, time will do this justice and it does.

First track "The Whip Hand" with its huge distorted dirty bassline gets things going, albeit a strange starter for a TMV album, then "Aegis" and "Dyslexicon" is like something off of Bedlam/Goliath, then "Empty Vessels" is a slow burner not to disimilar to something off of Octahedron, but the more you listen to these or any of the tracks on this album they all become a part of the bigger picture and when the bigger picture arrives, Its amazing, i for one love the new direction of sound they took on this after initally being disappointed.

My Standout/Try These Tracks:

In Absentia [Fave Track!]
Vedamalady
Imago
Zed and Two Naughts
Empty Vessels

I do enjoy every track on this album. I dont think a day has passed since release when iv not played this album or at least a few tracks off it. 10/10
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Incredible, forward-thinking and diverse record, featuring some of the best hooks and ideas of their career. Omar's drum production gets bigger with every record and Deantoni's drumming is both intelligent and raw, putting him right up there with the likes of Theadore and Pridgen. Cedric never disappoints, delivering yet another stunning vocal performance! Thoroughly enjoyable listen and possibly the best album of their career.

Vinyl package is brilliant. Nice idea with the 3D artwork + glasses and the different coloured vinyl are awesome.

Great package and great album. Absolute must have for all fans of The Mars Volta
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