THE MARS VOLTA "VICARIOUS ATONEMENT"

THE MARS VOLTA "VICARIOUS ATONEMENT"
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With their latest reissue in a the now prolific collection of classic 12” promotional releases from their Brooklyn, NY based label, Slow To Speak continues their tireless efforts in spreading the good word of exceptional & timeless music, this time delving into territory previously unexplored until now: the world of contemporary music. The Mars Volta arose in part from the ashes of “Emo/Hardcore,” an impoverished and completely exhausted subgenre whose major downfall, even in it’s most sincere manifestations, was it’s morbid & self-indulgent obsession with self-pitying romantic tragedy. With creative leader Omar Rodriguez Lopez at the helm & a constantly rotating cast of exceptionally talented & invested musicians at his side, The Mars Volta have broken violently with their lesser heritage in superceding the unhealthy fixation with infantile interpersonal dramatics, embracing the broader and definitively more sinister existential melancholia of post-modern immobility in articulating with remarkable dexterity the simple fact that, beyond the microscopic hardships of love lost, lies the seemingly infinite pool of social & philosophical vapidity of our increasingly sinister existences. While songs like the heart-wrenching “Vicarious Atonement” might initially appear fixated on the anti-social irrelevancies of romantic fallout, a closer inspection informs the listener of the less-than-comforting truth: that of a deeply ominous, older and more experienced wisdom, equally as anti-social yet, sadly, spot on in it’s comprehensive articulation of our daily lives: that no friendship can proceed in good health & autonomously from the ever-numbing abstractions of mass spectacular gaze. Not content to sit idly with this knowledge, The Mars Volta relentlessly propagate their disturbed wisdom, assaulting their listeners with the aggressive & unrelenting barrage of rabid poetic catharsis, militants for the sincere & unpolished truth in popular music.

 
 

   
Tracklisting
Side A.  
1. Vicarious Atonement
 
Side B.    
1. Interteriatic E.S.P.
   
2. This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed  

 
   
Artist Title  
THE MARS VOLTA VICARIOUS ATONEMENT  
     
Label Cat.#  
CELEBRATE LIFE CELL.591.6  
     
Year Format  
2010 12"  
     
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