The Mars Volta ‎– Octahedron

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Since We've Been Wrong 7:22
Teflon 5:05
Halo Of Nembutals 5:36
With Twilight As My Guide 7:54
Cotopaxi 3:40
Desperate Graves 4:58
Copernicus 7:24
Luciforms 8:22

Versions (19)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RLP008 The Mars Volta Octahedron(2xLP, Album, Whi) Rodriguez Lopez Productions RLP008 US 2009 Sell This Version
RLPE008 The Mars Volta Octahedron(2xLP, Album) Rodriguez Lopez Productions RLPE008 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
RLPE008 The Mars Volta Octahedron(2xLP, Album, Whi) Rodriguez Lopez Productions Europe RLPE008 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
2705593 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Mercury 2705593 UK 2009 Sell This Version
00602527084923 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Mercury 00602527084923 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
00602527084916 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Mercury Music Group, Rodriguez Lopez Productions 00602527084916 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
2705593 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Mercury 2705593 UK 2009 Sell This Version
2708492 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Mercury, Rodriguez Lopez Productions 2708492 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
UICI-1080 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Mercury UICI-1080 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
00602527084930(86) The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Universal Music Polska, Mercury 00602527084930(86) Poland 2009 Sell This Version
460502670224 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Universal Music Russia, Mercury 460502670224 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
2708492 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Mercury, Rodriguez Lopez Productions 2708492 Australasia 2009 Sell This Version
519384-2 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 519384-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
00602527084923 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Mercury 00602527084923 Malaysia 2009 Sell This Version
2-519384 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2-519384 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
2709216 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album, Dig) Mercury 2709216 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
none The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album, Promo, Wat) Mercury none UK 2009 Sell This Version
00602527084916 The Mars Volta Octahedron(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mercury Music Group (2), Rodriguez Lopez Productions (2) 00602527084916 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
RLP-008 The Mars Volta Octahedron(2xLP, Album, TP) Rodriguez Lopez Productions RLP-008 US Unknown Sell This Version

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pablo.cordoba

pablo.cordoba

July 18, 2017
edited 2 months ago
referencing Octahedron, 2xLP, Album, RLPE008
I have this edition. While listening to 'Since We've Been Wrong' I got a feedback around the 330hz. It might be my room, isn't it?
andyesp

andyesp

July 4, 2017
referencing Octahedron, 2xLP, Album, Whi, RLPE008

Beautiful packaging. Great sound. It isn't Mars Volta's best record, but a very good one.
danny.lee.7121

danny.lee.7121

May 19, 2015
referencing Octahedron, 2xLP, Album, Whi, RLPE008
my copy is grey for A/B ? White for C/D.
danny.lee.7121

danny.lee.7121

May 19, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Octahedron, CD, Album, 519384-2
. mm
Ktrump5

Ktrump5

April 25, 2011
referencing Octahedron, CD, Album, 519384-2

First of all, I'm not quite sure why everyone is labeling this an "acoustic" album...compared to their other albums, I guess this album seems acoustic because of its more subdued atmosphere. This album, which I have been anxiously awaiting for months, is not a dissapointment by any means, it is simply in a different vein. Omar, Cedric, and the Mars Volta group are known for forging ahead without looking back on their past projects, and this album exemplifies this attitude.

Following the Bedlam in Goliath, this album might seem like a day dream in terms of the amplitude, but the songs are just as well written as any other album. Next to Frances the Mute, this is some of Cedric's strongest lyrical writing (don't worry, they're still arcane and mysterious), and his vocals are compelling throughout.
Most of the songs are more laid-back (I guess that's where the "acoustic" feeling comes from). Since We've Been Wrong begins slowly, with a single tone in the beginning, and grows from a soft, contemplative feel into a half-throttle rock ballad, and ends with the single tone. Teflon, Halo of Nembutals, and With Twilight as My Guide are all in the same direction of semi-rock/acoustical ballads, with Omar's spacey guitar stylings and ambient background sounds.

The rockers of the album are Cotapaxi and Desparate Graves; these catchy tunes are sandwiched nicely in the middle of the album. The group really plays well together with driving bass and guitar, and as I said before, Cedric is at his best. The last two songs, Copernicus and Luciforms, follow the style of the beginning of the album. The lyrics to Luciforms are particularly interesting, give them a look.

This album is a natural step forward for the Mars Volta group, and it reflects the solo projects that Omar has been working on. Don't be fooled by the "acoustic" reviews, this album has some Rock in it, and the Guitar, Bass, and Drums will knock you out of the water when you least expect it, which is what makes this album so great! Octahedron = 8 sides, and 8 tracks...pick it up and enjoy!