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Known for such landmark releases as the gold-certified 'De-Loused in the Comatorium', 'Frances the Mute' and 'The Bedlam in Goliath', The Mars Volta returns here in epic and unexpected fashion with its sixth album, 'Noctourniquet'...

While 'Noctourniquet' was, in typical Mars Volta fashion, written by the outfit's founders Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and produced by Omar, the 13-track album explores musical territories previously uncharted in the duo's 20 or so years of creating music together. The spectrum of musical and emotional textures conceived and created by Omar on 'Noctourniquet' ranges from the opening bombast of "The Whip Hand" to the menacing crawl of "The Malkin Jewel" punctuated throughout by hypnotic melodies and borderline electro-ambient washes, most notably in the epic "In Absentia".

The bold diversity of the new material combined with Omar's assured producer's hand guiding The Mars Volta's most confident and refined performances to date make 'Noctourniquet' an early contender for 2012's most challenging and rewarding listen. As with previous Mars Volta efforts, Cedric's lyrics trace a narrative journey with a defined protagonist, this time inspired by disparate elements including '80s U.K. alt-rockers The Godfathers, Superman comic nemesis Solomon Grundy and the Greek myth of Hyacinthus.

Track Listing:

1. The Whip Hand
2. Aegis
3. Dyslexicon
4. Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound
5. The Malkin Jewel
6. Lapochka
7. In Absentia
8. Imago
9. Molochwalker
10. Trinkets Pale of Moon
11. Vedamalady
12. Noctourniquet
13. Zed and Two Naughts

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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