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Amputechture is the third studio album by The Mars

Volta. It was recorded in Los Angeles, CA, El Paso,

TX and Melbourne, Australia. The album was produced

by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and mixed by Rich Costey.

The cover art is a horizontal inversion of Jeff

Jordan's "Big Mutant". A new release date of September

12, 2006 has been confirmed by Universal Records.

Gold Standard Labs has confirmed that the album will

be released on vinyl in September of 2006. The album

features almost a dozen artists, including Red Hot

Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante who is featured

as guest guitarist on every track.

Cedric Bixler-Zavala said inspirations for the album were

very diverse, ranging from the recent U.S. immigration

marches to the news stories of possessed nuns. As far as

the concept of the album, storyline, and overall mood has

to go, Cedric Bixler-Zavala had this to say during the


"This album's a commentary about the fear of God instead

of the love of God, which goes hand-in-hand with

Catholicism... To me, religion is the reason there is so

much conflict in this world, and I think it's just so

unnecessary to believe in this blue-eyed, white-bearded,

white-haired God. Amputechture is my personal way of

describing enlightenment, or just the celebration of this

person who is a shaman and not a crazy person. It's about

the pineal gland and how it has certain elements that mimic

a DMT experience, and how we can come up with cures for

cancer and AIDS if we're more in tune with what's going on

in the rainforest."

I kinda got into these guys about 6months ago or so. NOticed this album earlier today and picked it up. Loving it

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I think the real questiuon here is if it is better than Deloused In The Comatorium; I also love the inspriation for that album as well, Wiki it.

I think I will always like the inspiration for that album above anything else, just because Jeremy Ward was my friend's brother.

And I'll have to agree that AtDi will always be my favorite compared to TMV.

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Listening to it again for another time.

It can be hard to really get into this after listening to Tetragammaton, mainly for its disjointed succession from one section of the song to the other, really can be hard for the last few mins of the track mainly for its experimentalness. Once past that song it gets really enjoyable and quite kick ass.

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