Mars Volts are returning after ten years. In the clip for the protracted single “Blacklight Shine” they invite us to the beach

The American pro-rock band Mars Volta has released their first new material in ten years. The song “Blacklight Shine” is the first music by Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez under the banner of this formation from the sixth series “Noctourniquet” from 2012. The video was provided by Omar Rodriguez himself and moved us to a sunny Cuban beach. The novelty is strongly influenced by Latin music. Bixler-Zavala sings in Spanish, the song is dominated by a percussion jam, which reminds us of Santana’s early work, for example. In the middle, the song spans a much more funky, straightforward plane. However, the 11-minute experiment completely lacks the typical elements that the audience was used to in the past: sharp guitar solos, crazy effects and pulsating rhythm changes. Nothing. “Blacklight Shine” is a tasting of completely different worlds that Rodriguez began to explore with Bosnian Rainbows and Zavala with Anywhere. And maybe it’s a world they’re now invading like Mars Volta. Unfortunately, this is one of the tracks for which such long footage definitely doesn’t make sense, and over time, all that intoxicating fun and relaxation disappears from it. After the break-up of Mars Volta, the duo Zavala / Rodriguez threw themselves into the work under the banner of another band, Antemasque. The gentlemen made their eponymous debut with her in 2014. At that time, drummer David Elitch and bassist Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers added them to the line-up. In 2017, they also revived their first formation, At The Drive In. In the same year, they also released their fourth album “In • ter a • li • a”, the first in seventeen years. The pair are still hiding further details about any other studio girls. Over the past weekend, however, she offered her fans one pleasant surprise in Los Angeles. She set up a mysterious box in the local Grand Park. If you walk in, you can listen to their new music. However, entry is only allowed without a telephone.

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