1. In einem Jahr mit 13 – 2:18
2. Liebe ist kälter als der Tod – 2:28
3. Satansbraten – 3:20
4. Angst essen Seele auf – 2:03
5. Martha – 1:16
6. Rio das Mortes – 6:14
7. Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte – 1:56
8. Chinesisches Roulette – 14:37
9. Lola – 1:33
10. Angst vor der Angst– 3:07
A joke. ORL & JMW was strange, but cool. This is only bored, the same shit again and again.
Omar piss us.
Congratulations to all vinyl buyers.
Written, Performed and Produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez
Fans of THE MARS VOLTA will undoubtedly be aware of Omar Rodriguez Lopez’s visit to Israel in 2006, an event with great influence and repercussions on that band’s 2008 album, The Bedlam in Goliath. Returning with a “talking board” which he presented as a gift to his songwriting partner, Cedric Bixler Zavala, the pair soon found themselves at the center of a series of strange and somewhat negative phenomena resulting, as Rodriguez Lopez has insisted, from the presence of the board as well as the overwhleming darkness of his life during the post-Israel months. Prior to beginning the studio sessions for Bedlam…, Rodriguez Lopez recorded Despair, a nihilistic and disturbing meditation on his experiences in and around Jerusalem culled from field recordings and studio experimentation. A nightmarish pastiche of drones, noise, feedback, and unrecognizable audio hallucinations, Rodriguez Lopez has, appropriately, compared the experience of listening to the album as not unlike that of a “bad acid trip”. Cryptic titles such as “Liebe Ist Kälter Als Der Tod” and “Angst Vor Der Angst” provide little clue for the non-German speaker of what the various compositions have in store, an intentional suggestion of the disorientation and anxiety housed within the record’s grooves. Despair challenges the listener and no will no doubt be divisive amongst Volta fans.
Edited by Dandelion, 14 December 2010 - 06:59 PM.
more info added