The Mars Volta – Octahedron

I bought this album today, after a ten hour shift and it made me happy. The album lulls in with a minute and a hald worth of subtle waves of synth before a dualistic acousitc/electric guitar lead writhes its way into focus. And really, this sets the tone for the rest of the album, an album nourished with mysterious harmonies of Cedric’s sublime vocals and delicate intricate musings composed by Omar.

Althought built around a number of slow burning, often haunting ballads – see the wonderfully eerie With Twilight As My Guide or the glitch laden (yes glitch laden) Copernicus, the album does carry that trademark Mars Volta sound, albeit a little subdued. Teflon is immediately catchy and contains some of the darkest lyrics Cedric has ever written, while closer Luciforms builds magnificently to dizzying heights only to crash down, leaving you wanting more…

All aroudn this is a great album, ive been walking around my house all night humming the tunes, its very addictive and catchy – which is not a bad thing. U’ll need a password for this one – find it in the comments 🙂

5 Responses to “The Mars Volta – Octahedron”
  1. Alex says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    It was removed. Think you could reupload it somewhere?

  3. Alex says:

    Here is a link that as of this moment is still active…

    thanks for letting me know 🙂 no pw needed

  4. Anonymous says:

    Another note for you: the link that you put for when you click on the album art doesn't take you to the right place. However, the link you posted in the comments works, so use that one instead. 😉

  5. Alex says:

    haha yeah, i was editing the artwork link and it wasnt working so i just fixed the link in here and was too lazy to change the artwork one…if you follow haha

    hope you enjoy the album man, thanks for coming!

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