New Releases For March 27, 2012

The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet

The spectrum of musical and emotional textures conceived and created by Rodriguez-Lopez on Noctourniquet ranges from the opening bombast of 'The Whip Hand' to the menacing crawl of 'The Malkin Jewel,' punctuated throughout by hypnotic melodies and borderline electro-ambient washes, most notably in the epic 'In Absentia.'

The bold diversity of the new material, combined with Rodriguez-Lopez's assured producer's hand guiding The Mars Volta's most confident and refined performances to date, make Noctourniquet an early contender for this year's most challenging and rewarding listen.

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"The Malkin Jewel"


  1. 1. The Whip Hand
  2. 2. Aegis
  3. 3. Dyslexicon
  4. 4. Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound
  5. 5. The Malkin Jewel
  6. 6. Lapochka
  7. 7. In Absentia
  8. 8. Imago
  9. 9. Molonchwalker
  10. 10. Trinkets Pale Of Moon
  11. 11. Vedamalady
  12. 12. Noctourniquet
  13. 13. Zed And Two Naughts