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is the tenth solo record by The Mars Volta
The Mars Volta is a Grammy award winning American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas. Founded in 2001 by guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the band incorporates various influences including progressive rock, krautrock, jazz fusion, Latin American music, and...
Guitarist/Composer Omar Rodríguez-López
Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, writer, actor and film director who was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico...
released by Willie Anderson Recordings. Prior to beginning the studio sessions for The Bedlam in Goliath
The Bedlam in Goliath is the fourth full-length studio album by American progressive rock band The Mars Volta. It was released on January 29, 2008, and January 26, 2008 in Australia through Universal Motown Records...
, Rodriguez-Lopez recorded Despair, inspired by his experiences in and around Jerusalem and using material culled from field recordings and studio experimentation. This record was pressed on white vinyl.
Every track is named after a film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Maria Fassbinder was a German movie director, screenwriter and actor. He is considered one of the most important representatives of the New German Cinema.He maintained a frenetic pace in film-making...
, including Despair
Despair is a 1978 film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and starring Dirk Bogarde, based on the novel of the same name by Vladimir Nabokov...
- "In einem Jahr mit 13" – 2:18
- "Liebe ist kälter als der Tod" – 2:28
- "Satansbraten" – 3:20
- "Angst essen Seele auf" – 2:03
- "Martha" – 1:16
- "Rio das Mortes" – 6:14
- "Warnung vor einer heilgen Nutte" – 1:56
- "Chinesisches Roulette" – 14:37
- "Lola" – 1:33
- "Angst vor der Angst" – 3:07
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| January 26, 2009
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