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Mainmen Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez formed The Mars Volta as a platform for their incredibly ambitious and progressive musical vision. Fusing hardcore, psychedelia and jazz elements combined with intense vocal stylings and superb musicianship, the band produce a totally unique sound—threatening yet beautiful. The mysterious album and song titles only add to the strange mythology the band have created around them. The Mars Volta are truly one of the most groundbreaking and intrepid bands on the scene today.
This string quartet tribute is a bold exploration of the music created by this exceptional band. These talented musicians tackle the entire first album as well as the legendary first EP with distinctive and daring string arrangements. Tracks such as “Televators,” “Intertiatic ESP,” and “Eunuch Provocateur” are transformed by violins, viola and cello into fantastical chamber pieces; the strings replace the intense guitar and vocal interplay of the originals. Exotic and hypnotic, the string quartet tribute to The Mars Volta takes us to the outer limits of the musical experience.