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Second album by Omar and Cedric.

This time they’ve gone deeper into Progressive Rock, idiosincrasy and obtuseness.

Again a conceptual album, and it sounds to me somehow more “urban”.

The instrumental is far more elaborated. And some tracks like Cygnus… Vismund Cygnus and Cassandra Geminni features full progressive rock characteristics.

Almost all tracks are epics but The Widow, a very accessible hardrock ballad.

The audio mix is confuse and obscure sometimes (Cygnus… Vismund Cygnus, mainly) due to Omar’s first time producing a TMV album. And for the first time Cedric sings in spanish.

Frances the Mute definetely marks the end of hardcore influences on TMV. But it’s an instantly classic.

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The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium

Impressive kick off album by the two guys who abandoned At the Drive-In (and consequently broke it).

ATDI was considered one of the most innovative hardcore bands of the 90’s, and all the ears related to the scene was curious about what could be this new band.

De-Loused in the Comatorium finds a perfect balance between Alternative Rock in its whole idiosincrasy and the post-hardcore in its whole fury.

The album holds a concept, but it’s still song-oriented. There’s lots of 70’s hardrock and progressive rock elements.
This side of their music certainly annoyed the hardcore fans from the past. But Omar and Cedric seem not to care about it.

Obtuse, imaginary and lisergic. Lyrics and music works perfectly.

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The second album by the Casady sisters. I still have not heard the first one, but everybody say this last one is darker and sharper.

I really liked the imaginary mood of the music. And its experimentalism.

Sometimes it seems to be going focus-less, but I think it’s ok since the final impression I have overall is ‘delicate’.

Beautiful Boyz, a track which Anthony (from Anthony and the Johnsons) takes part is the best shot in my opinion. And Sounth 2nd and Tekno Love are very fine tracks.

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