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Frances the Mute - Single

The Mars Volta

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Customer Reviews

Great Song, Bad Preview

Don't judge this song by the preview, those bells go on for 4 minutes. Then the music kicks in and Cedric starts singing, after a couple minutes, the track turns accoustic, with some of the best vocals Cedric has recorded. It is really haunting and moving. Towards the end the guitars come screaming back providing a great ending, and a preview of Cygnus.....Vismund Cygnus, from the album "Frances The Mute". This never happened.

TMV is transcendent

There is something transcendent about TMV's music that speaks deeply to the soul. Their music evokes deep feelings and people are usually polar in their response the music, either you love them or hate them. This is perhaps my favorite TMV song of all. Even the over three minutes of chimes beginning the song do not detract from its scope, in fact it enhances the overall effect. TMV are all about textures and diversity, and this song embodies these tenets. Cedrics vocals are beautiful, Omars guitar work accents the vocals beautifully, and Jon is masterful. This is a must have for any fan of TMV or any fan of truly righteous soul-bending music. Whenever the CD plays, my dog chases her tail the whole time.

Whats with this?????

Well the release date was Oct. 25 and that already passed AND itunes is being lazy and not doing anything!!!!!!!

Biography

Formed: 2001 in El Paso, TX

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Picking up the pieces from At the Drive-In, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez formed the Mars Volta and wasted little time branching out into elements of hardcore, psychedelic rock, and free jazz that expanded on the boundaries of their previous work. Although their previous band's demise ultimately arrived before they were able to truly capitalize on their mounting commercial triumphs, the Mars Volta immediately impressed with their willingness to eschew conventional logic and push themselves...
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