When At The Drive-In, probably the greatest post-indie/punk band ever (and easily the best of the late '90s) went on "indefinite hiatus", the band basically split in two parts; Sparta and The Mars Volta. The split was pretty much down the middle, the guys with 'fros went to TMV, those without went to Sparta. TMV took the unpredictable, experimental attributes of ATDI, Sparta took the catchy, radio-friendly side. While Sparta quickly produced an album and went on tour with Weezer, TMV took a little longer to get themselves together. But enough about Sparta, this review isn't about them.
What The Mars Volta has given the music world with this EP is a peek at the future. This band is going to be a major contributor to the evolution of music over the next few years, provided they can keep it together. The Tremulant EP, although only 3 tracks, is a (approx.)20 minute assault of intense, ethereal, and overall brillant music and it will leave you wanting more, guaranteed. Much like ATDI, TMV has a sound that no one will be able to duplicate. Buy this now, go see them on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and count the days until their LP comes out.