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This morning we enter the strange world of The Mars Volta with their (presumably) last album Noctourniquet from 2012. I got into this bad at around 12-13 years old when all I would touch was 70’s prog rock and Dream Theater. Neil Peart from a Rush have these guys a shout out during an interview so I checked them out. Many years later, the band members have a new group (Antemasque), but there’s no comparison to the proggy, squelching guitars and keys that form the backbone of this strange and noisy band. Noctourniquet is a bit of a comedown album – the theatrics, blazing fretwork and relentless drumming are scaled back to let the songs and arrangements stand out. It is an intriguing approach which gives this album a distinct feel, even if it doesn’t reach the heights of the bands seminal work. #thursdaymorning #vinyl #vinylcollection #nowspinning #records #recordcollection #lps #themarsvolta #antemasque #noctourniquet #prog #progrock #rock #spacerock #experimental #jazz #coffee #nyc #queens #lorbo #3D #rodriguezlopezproductions