Friday, March 2nd 2012
News: The Mars Volta
Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, the two cornerstones of The Mars Volta, recently sat down for a Q&A session on YouTube to answer some of the more pressing inquiries from fans about their new album Noctourniquet, which sees a release on March 27 but leaked online Thursday afternoon.
In the first installment, the TMV singer and guitarist explain what makes this album different from the others – a normally benign band question that takes on an entirely different relevance for the kaleidoscopic fifth-dimensional schizophrenia of Volta’s music.
Omar addresses the difference in sound to life changes and attention to avoiding their own musical tendencies, whether singing in a lower register or “cutting out excessive musicality”.
“It’s our krautrock record… only in spirit,” Cedric offers.
Oh look, another arrived today as well: