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The Mars Volta will play again2015
Posted 25 May 2020 - 10:55 PM
Did randomly listen to Juan’s dean delray thing from a few years back and WOOOOF did Blake Fleming and Thomas pridgen sounds painful to deal with.....same time he also was honest in that podcast about the $$$$ side of the industry and how sometimes you end up with a guy like Blake because you can’t afford better, but that’s life....
One can dream though about Omar, Cedric, Juan, Jon and whoever they draft in on keys (guessing marcel)......hell maybe even get a sax player again?!?!?!
Posted 26 May 2020 - 12:29 AM
Uh, you do realize Juan is rehabilitating how to walk right now, right?
Posted 26 May 2020 - 06:51 AM
Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:38 PM
That said, D was good when he filled in in 2006 and I enjoyed his style then, just the later stuff didn’t resonate with me.
Like I said, will obviously listen to this new era whenever it happens with an open mind! I am allowed to dream though hahah
Posted 26 May 2020 - 05:00 PM
i wish there was more of his 2006 stuff out there. the jacob jam is like 80% of the shows with him and that version is such a mess imo
Posted 26 May 2020 - 05:05 PM
Posted 26 May 2020 - 05:41 PM
the jacob jam is like 80% of the shows with him and that version is such a mess imo
Yeah, it's boring as fuck. Don't @ me.
Posted 26 May 2020 - 08:47 PM
Posted 27 May 2020 - 01:19 PM
Jon Theodore and flea featuring on another bright eyes song......glad to see another jam featuring the deloused rhythm section!
Posted 27 May 2020 - 04:21 PM
I enjoy the Corona Fest version more than Obelisk
Obelisk has a dreamier vibe, with an extended outro that sounds like something off Experimental Audio Research's 'Millennium Music'; it's quite a distinctive jam. The ultra-long 2006 Jacob Jams don't have any sections that are anywhere near as 'out-there', atmospheric, and unique (relative to the usual Volta approaches to jamming); they're mostly just a collection of repetitive riffs with long solos over the top. I mean, maybe if the performances were 25-30 mins long instead of 40 mins+, I would return to them more, but I can certainly understand why people would find them very difficult to enjoy.
Each to their own, of course, but I've always felt that 25 minute+ pieces of music either have to be multi-sectioned and dynamic (like the Cicatriz Jams, Cassandra Gemini, or even the 2011 versions of Jacob Jam) or highly textured and atmospheric to justify such a length. Meanwhile, the studio version of Jacob Van Lennepkade II generally works for me because it's 'only' 18 mins long, each of the solos is distinctive, and it's anchored by a reworked Viscera Eyes riff which keeps things rolling along nicely.
Posted 27 May 2020 - 04:35 PM
Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:32 PM
On the other hand some that have only been performing live for years may decide to record new stuff when they can't play concerts
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