The String Quartet Tribute to Mars Volta
The Mars Volta doesn't sound like anyone else on Earth. Every song from progressive-punk masterminds Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez spins us into a musically bizarre world, turning rock upside down and art inside out. The Mars Volta mixes the clash of guitars and the staccato of drums, with sonic experiments, creating music that is both threatening and beautiful. With songs that seem to spring from the unknown, The Mars Volta is one of rock's most innovative and fearless bands.
The String Quartet Tribute is an adventurous mission to The Mars Volta and beyond. In the hands of a daring chamber ensemble, their music is mutated into fantastical orchestral suites filled with light and mystery, from the bright-eyed glow of indie-hit "Son et Lumiere," to the brooding menace of "Televators." Violins take over the piercing guitar work and memorably eerie vocals, while cello and bass color in the band's darker undertones. Exotic and hypnotic, The Mars Volta set to strings is music that takes us to the outer limits of rock.
Artists: Mars Volta
1. Son et Lumiere
3. Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)
4. Tira Me a las Aranas
5. Drunkship of Lanterns
7. Circatriz ESP
8. This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed
10. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt
[Published on: 10/20/05]