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The Mars Volta – Octahedron (2xLP)

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  • "Octahedron" was released on June 23, 2009, as the follow-up to "The Bedlam In Goliath," which had been released just a year earlier. The record was recorded at 99 Sutton Street Studios in Brooklyn, New York. It is the last studio work to feature drummer Thomas Pridgen and guitarist John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and the first to feature the absence of keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. Guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López was himself responsible for the production.

    The album shows a clear evolution of the sound of the American progressive rockers. They moved away a bit from their jazz fusion progressive rock experiments and tended toward groovier, poppier rock sounds. Singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala commented that the band "wanted to do the opposite of all the records we've done before. All this time we've been threatening people that we were going to make a pop album, and now we've done it." Nevertheless, "Octahedron" was also crowned with success, although somewhat less than its three predecessors. In the U.S., it reached number twelve on the charts.


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  • Artist: The Mars Volta
    Label: Clouds Hill
    Format: LP
    Units: 2
    Country: US
    Genre: Pop & Rock
  • A1 Since We’Ve Been Wrong
    A2 Teflon
    B1 Halo Of Nembutals
    B2 With Twilight As My Guide
    C1 Cotopaxi
    C2 Desperate Graves
    D1 Copernicus
    D2 Luciforms