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Sounds | The Mars Volta - Vigil

Op voorhand lachen met wat je zelf zal schrijven, het klinkt gek natuurlijk. Toen ik de eerste noten van Vigil hoorde, moest ik me echt bedwingen: dit had evengoed een song van James Blunt kunnen zijn. Dus, ofwel lachen jullie nu even hard als ikzelf daarnet, ofwel wordt ik nu compleet verketterd. Mij om het even, dit is simpelweg erg knappe pop met een klein vleugje soul.

The Mars Volta verschijnt op 16 september via Clouds Hill

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After the release of two new singles following a decade long hiatus, The Mars Volta, have unveiled details surrounding their seventh upcoming full length album "The Mars Volta" due for release on September 16, 2022. The new album bravely challenges everything you thought you knew about them, delivering their most exciting, most accessible, and most sophisticated music yet.

In addition, "The Mars Volta" is now available for digital and physical pre-order. Digitally the album will be available in Dolby Atmos and spatial audio, and physically on CD and vinyl with Clouds Hill holding an exclusive, kinetic version of the vinyl, which can be ordered here: A special, gold foiled outer sleeve with embossed art will be available on LP, CD and cassette.

The new album shakes loose some of band’s long-standing shibboleths, with only two tracks lasting longer than four minutes, and the dizzying, abrasive prog stylings of earlier albums absent. "The Mars Volta" pulses with subtle brilliance, Caribbean rhythms underpinning sophisticated, turbulent song craft. This is guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala at their most mature, most concise, most focused. Their sound and fury channeled to greatest effect.


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