Frances The Mute

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Progressive Rock
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Second album features long tracks filled with killer guitar/keyboard jams, latino overtones and tortured angst driven vocals. It's great!!!

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Tue, 2010-06-08 09:52
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Frances the Mute is a interesting mixture of punk, Latin rhythms, angular rock (think King Crimson), and psychedelia (think Atom Heart Mother). To call their music unique is an understatement. I'll admit it is an acquired taste; not because it isn't good but rather that their music is so complex and detailed that it is impossible to discover the genius of the music with just one listen. Every time you listen to the album, new details become apparent. The drumming is superb with the sheer volume of varied rhythmic patterns. The percussion work is what makes the music so engaging and keeps me listening. Even more impressive is that the band can write long, epic songs that don't bore or get bogged down in severely repetitive patterns. Cassandra Geminni is over 33 minutes long and captivates the listener for the entire duration. The Mars Volta have been criticized a bit for their extended use of emotive musical filler at the ends of the earlier tracks on the album; but that issue doesn't show up during Cassandra Geminni. There are segments of this song suite that sound like they'd fit right in with Pink Floyd's album Atom Heart Mother and yet at other times the music sounds like something from Santana, especially the drumming.
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Tue, 2010-06-08 09:52
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Frances the Mute is a interesting mixture of punk, Latin rhythms, angular rock (think King Crimson), and psychedelia (think Atom Heart Mother). To call their music unique is an understatement. I'll admit it is an acquired taste; not because it isn't good but rather that their music is so complex and detailed that it is impossible to discover the genius of the music with just one listen. Every time you listen to the album, new details become apparent. The drumming is superb with the sheer volume of varied rhythmic patterns. The percussion work is what makes the music so engaging and keeps me listening. Even more impressive is that the band can write long, epic songs that don't bore or get bogged down in severely repetitive patterns. Cassandra Geminni is over 33 minutes long and captivates the listener for the entire duration. The Mars Volta have been criticized a bit for their extended use of emotive musical filler at the ends of the earlier tracks on the album; but that issue doesn't show up during Cassandra Geminni. There are segments of this song suite that sound like they'd fit right in with Pink Floyd's album Atom Heart Mother and yet at other times the music sounds like something from Santana, especially the drumming.
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