Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Mars Volta 2008-03-11 Glasgow - Carling Academy


The Mars Volta
Carling Academy

Recording Info:
Church Audio ST-11 Cards -> Church Audio ST9100 -> Edirol R09

Transfer Info:
Audacity (amplify) -> CD Wave (track split) -> TLH (flac level 8) No SBEs

Taped and Transferred by jamroom - JAM006

The set list was tracked by Flipzoso, as I was almost completely lost where they should be done, with all the jamming and Omar's little loop interludes - great stuff and thanks mate! I have split it just about where you said - apologies if it's slightly out. I would also like to point out that I have not faded for cd splits, so if you're going to burn this to cd, then you'll need to do this yourself (Audacity does the job for free) and three hours will mean three cds, or one DVD, of course...


01 [01:44] Intro
02 [16:31] Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)
03 [09:46] Viscera Eyes
04 [02:38] Wax Simulacra
05 [17:18] Goliath
06 [06:51] Ouroborous
07 [05:51] Pre-Tetragrammaton
08 [16:39] Tetragrammaton
09 [06:03] Pre-Agadez
10 [06:15] Agadez
11 [05:36] Pre-Cygnus
12 [27:34] Cygnus
13 [06:55] Pre-Aberinkula
14 [06:53] Aberikula
15 [26:33] Drunkship of Lanterns
16 [08:01] Ilyena
17 [07:30] Meccamputechture

The band:

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – guitar
Cedric Bixler-Zavala – vocals
Isaiah Ikey Owens – keyboards
Juan Alderete – electric bass
Thomas Pridgen – drums
Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez – percussion, synthesizers
Adrián Terrazas-González – flute, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, and additional wind and percussion instruments
Paul Hinojos – guitar, sound manipulation


My first time seeing this amazing band and what a show! Three hours of amazing sonic complexity. I don't where to start. Whether it was Cedric's vocal acrobatics and dance moves, or Omar's awesome use of the guitar and his (arc)arsenal of effects and loops, or Thomas and Juan's amazing backline, or Isaiah's great organ and keyboard work, or Marcel, Adrian, and Paul adding their own embellishments that makes the band's live show the epic journey that it is.

I will admit that for some, a three hour show with lots of jammed-out songs, maybe going too far, but a band like this comes along only once in a while. There were so many great moments at this atmospheric show, that only a listen will reveal. Despite being a big ATDI fan, I haven't really listened to this band over the last few years, but I'll rectify that shortly.

Cedric says at the end that "we would play more, but we have to stop... we could go on for two more days if we wanted...". lol. I don't know if my legs could stand it :)

There were quite a few folks that only seemed to be at the gig to talk, but it doesn't detract from the music too much, I hope. At least you have a source for this show.

Please support the band by buying their albums & merch, and going to see them live.

No art - make your own!

Do not sell this recording - trade freely!