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Amputechture

Mars Volta , The Mars Volta Audio CD
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1. Vicarious Atonement
2. Tetragrammaton
3. Vermicide
4. Meccamputechture
5. Asilos Magdalena
6. Viscera Eyes
7. Day Of The Baphomets
8. El Ciervo Vulnerado

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The Mars Volta returns with a fresh dose of epic rock'n'roll on its third studio album, "Amputechture." The eight-track set opens with the seven-minute "Vicarious Atonement," the closest the group has ever come to a ballad.The album then moves back to familiar expansive musical territory on the nearly 17-minute "Tetragrammaton," and also features two other tracks that clock in past the 11-minute mark, "Meccamputechture" and "Day of the Baphomets." The disc itself runs more than 76 minutes in length.In addition to contributions from Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, "Amputechture" also features Paul Hinojos' first studio work with the Mars Volta since joining as a touring musician in 2005. Hinojos previously played with Mars Volta principals Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez in At The Drive-In.

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THE MARS VOLTA Amputechture (2006 UK 8-track CD album the groups third album less of a concept album & more conventionally structured including a guest appearance from Red Hot Chili Peppers John Frusciante picture booklet with custom stickered jewel case)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Volta at their best July 17 2006
Format:Audio CD
Another fine release by the Mars Volta. Amputechture is a new sound from the volta but can be compared to a mix of Tremulant and Deloused at the Comatorium. Cedric's voice has developed, and he provides a new sound in his voice.

1. Vicarious Atonement: a good intro to the album. Vicarious Atonement is a theory that the atonement of Jesus was legal in God's eyes.

2. Tetragrammaton: a nearly 17-minute song with many shifts and changes of music. Tetragrammaton is a reference to the Hebrew name for God.

3. Vermicide: although this may not be the first single on the album it most likely will be the second. It has a catchy chorus and is only about 4 1/2 minutes long. Vermicide is a substance used to kill worms.

4. Meccamputechture: this song is 12 mins and is a catchy song as a single but with intricate parts. Mecca is the most holy city in Islamic faith. (Which providesd the Mecca section of the title.) And amputechture is a mix of the words amputate (ampu) and architecture (techture).

5. Asilos Magdalena: this song is done entirely in spanish and is acoustic. Asilos Magdanela (spanish) means Mary's Asylum in in english most likely referring to Magdalen Asylum.

6. Viscera Eyes: this could possibly be the first single on the album. It is the most upbeat song on the album and means internal organs (intestines).

7. Day of Baphomets: a 12 minute song. Cedric's voice is perfectly placed with every part of this song. Baphomets is an object used for idoling.

8. El Ciervo Vulnerado: this song is well done but should not have been placed as the concluding song on the album. However it does have a good slow down feel to it. It means "the wounded deer" in English.

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5.0 out of 5 stars once again....ALBUM OF THE YEAR! Sept. 12 2006
Format:Audio CD
in 2003 it was de-loused in the comatorium.

in 2005 it was fraces the mute.

now in 2006 we have amputechture.

if you like the previous albums from the mars volta, you are likely to love this one as well. if you have never heard the mars volta, do yourself a favor and take a chance on amputechture. there is nothing i can tell you that would do this album justice. everytime you think you have this band pegged, they throw another curve ball at you. they are not an easy band to listen to. they challenge you at every turn. you can't just have them on as background music. their songs demand that you pay attention. there is not one wasted note, lyric, or special effect. like a david lynch movie, the lyrics and ideas presented may not always make sense, but when the disc ends, you'll be glad you took this journey. soon, you'll be craving another trip.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only the Best Aug. 8 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Mars Volta are nearly incapable of creating anything less than brilliant and Amputechture fits that theory quite nicely. This album is a complex piece of what seems to be improvision. I would say this album is most comparable to Scab Dates of all their previous releases. While people are quick to compare these guys to Zeppelin or Floyd, its songs like Asilos Magdalena that really separate them from these past legends. Many songs stretch over the 10 minute mark and each have moments which are mind-blowing and quickly lure you into spending 80 minutes doing nothing but listening to the album. Personal favourites include the aforementioned Asilos Magdalena, Viscera Eyes, and Tetragrammaton. This album shall battle Black Holes and Revelations for album of the year (and shall win!).
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