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De-loused in the Comatorium

The Mars Volta Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)
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Des deux formations issues du sabordage des telluriques At The Drive-In, Sparta s'est rapidement placée comme dépositaire de l'héritage viscéralement rock du gang d'El Paso, sans toutefois arriver totalement à combler le vide laissé par les sécessionnistes partis former Mars Volta. Tremulant, le premier EP de ces derniers, ainsi que leur projet dub Defacto, avaient annoncé la couleur, ou plutôt les couleurs : Cedric Bixler et Omar Rodriguez sont, eux, nettement plus enclins à réformer et à injecter des sons divers dans leur univers musical halluciné. Confirmation avec ce premier album. De-loused In The Comatorium est une sorte de choc culturel à grande vitesse entre rock progressif, punk, psychédélisme, funk, jazz, ou, en schématisant, entre Hawkwind, Sly And The Family Stone et le Pink Floyd des origines. Forcément, pour faire entrer autant de choses en aussi peu de place, les morceaux s'étirent sur de longues minutes disloquées en plusieurs mouvements. Traversée de saillies d'orgues, de rafales de percussions, de bruitages électroniques et portée vers les nues par la voix de Bixler, la musique de Mars Volta n'en oublie pas pour autant de garder les pieds sur terre en capitalisant sur de solides bases mélodiques et la virulence intacte des guitares. Ce sont sans doute là deux atouts majeurs qui éviteront que l'on soit pris d'étourdissements, une fois happé dans les loopings concentriques que décrit cette œuvre psychotrope et fiévreuse. --Fabrice Privé

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album! Sept. 26 2006
By Booker
Format:Audio CD
And I'm not even a progressive rock fan (as I guess one would classify this as). This album has some of the best riffs I've ever heard, coupled with some impressive vocals that play some pretty unique counterpoint to those riffs. The drum work is flawless, and the whole album feels like a single piece of music as every track carries the same production elements throughout. I've owned this album for 2.5 years and I still make time to sit down and give it a concerted listen at least once a month. I don't think there's a single album that I own that can lay claim to that. I'm not necessarily a huge fan of the band as I've found their subsequent outtings not quite as involving as this album. But don't let that slow you down from buying this CD. It's usually grossly underpriced and it's always a kick showing it to people for the first time. I've created more than one fan of this work of art.
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4.0 out of 5 stars De-loused July 21 2005
By Patrick
Format:Audio CD
This album is one of the newest and best things I have heard in a while. From beginning to end it is all original and unlike anythign I have ever heard before. I recommend it to anyone out there who likes good rock music, you will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of 2003 Sept. 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is the best cd of 2003, there are no better. It has it all!!!!!! It tells a story with amazing music. The perfect album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well...I'm De-Loused July 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
Let me Preface this review by saying this is my favorite CD I own. That being said, It still gets 4 stars, not 5. While the band is enormously talented, the production is over the top. This really shows through in "Cicatriz ESP". The song starts and ends strong, but whats with the 3 or 4 minutes of ambient noise in the middle? I also am a strong believer that, while the lyrics have a cool sound, they are absolutely there as a formality; and no one, including the writer, really understands what phrases like "Exoskeletal junction at raliroad delay" really means. The Vocals are absolutely fantastic. That man has an amazing range. Theres some amazing fast pitched tempo changes such as on "Drunkship of Lanterns". All in all its a fantastic cd if you don't mind a little over-indulgence on the writer and producers part.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Emo band discovers Prog July 9 2004
By J. Muir
Format:Audio CD
Neil Peart of Rush plugged these guys in the recent Drum! Magazine (along with Porcupine Tree), so I figured I check them out. It's pretty high-energy, sort of spastic music, which sounds like a cross between Elliott, Cave-In, and King Crimson. I expected better drumming, given the recommendation, but it's serviceable. The third song "Roulette Dares" even has a Rush homage at 2:02 minutes (YYZ). The guitar-work is the real strength, but there are so many Robert Fripp-sounding riffs throughout the album that I'm undecided as to whether it's cool or just derivative.
As a whole, the cd is somewhat erratic, the songs don't "build" structurally so much as do the Nirvana loud-soft, fast-slow modulation, but sometimes the music just gels, as in song #10 "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt", which even manages a Corea-esque jazz feel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Led Zeppelin of the new century July 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is the best album I've bought in years.....wait, in my life!
I give it 7 stars.
Also buy the Tremulant EP.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concept Album July 1 2004
By sharri
Format:Audio CD
Unfortunately, none of the other reviewers mentioned that De-Loused In The Comatorium is a concept album based on the Mexican artist, Julio Venegas, a friend of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (guitarist/bassist/songwriter) and Cedric Bixler Zavala (vocalist) who committed suicide. De-Loused is an fictional reality the artist may have experienced during the week he had slipped into a coma, where he argues wether to live or die.
The album is intended to be listened to in its entirity, "like a punk rock symphony in 10 movements." I am thoroughly impressed with this album, and holds a story and an identity separate from that of Sparta and At The Drive In.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had bought it last year June 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
Before I ever heard the Mars Volta I listened to some Sparta (which i didn't like cause....the lead singers voice just wasn't appealing to me, very forgettable), and I wasn't really sure I was going to like it but my friends put it on one day and damn, it was stuck in my head for the longest time that I had to go out and buy the cd.
Reading some of the other reviews here you can tell some of them probably didn't listen to the whole cd or listen to certain songs the whole way through (like the 12 minutes of cicatriz esp, my favorite song on the whole cd), or they probably believe Nickelback makes good "hard" rock (no offense to trendy music listeners cause I listen to rap/hip hop and pop rock stuff too), or they believe the price of the cd means its not that good (come on now, it was released over a year ago, of course its $10), or maybe some of them just liked Sparta over The Mars Volta, but regardless, this is some of the best music I've heard ever. And who cares if what the singer says doesnt make sense? It fits in perfectly with the music alot better than most groups with lyrics that actually make sense. You must be crazy if you're actually buying a cd based on what the singer is saying!
The only person who I showed showed this music and they told me they didn't like it turned out to be a hardcore sparta fan. My brother likes it, my little sister likes it, and all my friends do too. If you end up not liking it, check your head.
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