It’s obvious that John is a shaman. That’s exactly what he is. There is a lot of that in the way he plays the guitar. I’ll tell you something: when he came to the studio to record the new songs with us, John would remain in front of the others, silent and without a guitar, to sense what was about to come. He would move his hands in the air to receive the energy. Then, five minutes before we begun recording the songs, almost without rehearsing, John would pick up his instrument and learn the solo, following a personal ritual. I don’t think that anyone else can do something like that. To me, such a thing is a shamanistic quality. There’s no one like him. When he plays, you can’t stop watching him, he hypnotizes you. He’s incredible. He opens his mouth as if he’s screaming, he closes his eyes and… it’s like he’s doing magic. I imagine those south american shamans during a trance, you know. Connecting to another dimension with nothing else but a guitar. I feel lucky to be where I am and to live this kind of experiences. Magic and music, all together. Few things could be better in this life.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala talking about John Frusciante
It’s a new band
It’s not acoustic
It’s the best music they’ve ever made together
I can’t wait for you to hear it
However good you think it is, that is but a quark in the cosmos of how good it actually is”
“Everyone should pretty much be the most hyped and excited they have ever been for anything Omar+Cedric related, ever. If music has anything to do with it, I expect Antemasque to be their most successful project to date. I can’t BELIEVE they reinvented themselves again! It’s unheard of.
What is Antemasque? - Matt, Sound engineer for TMV.
Today marks one year of The Mars Volta’s break up. Luckily for us Omar and Cedric are still making music with Bosnian Rainbows and ZAVALAZ. Hopefully both bands come out with new music sometime this year or more ZAVALAZ touring, or more anything. For now, we can actually wait on Kimono Kult whose EP comes out in March.