Noctourniquet

Album: Noctourniquet (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • The title track of The Mars Volta's sixth album comes from a device in vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala's imagination. During a concert he explained that the fictional contraption would take a person's problems and help them overcome them, "stopping the night from coming, leaving nothing but light."
  • Noctourniquet is a concept album centering on a character based on the mythical Greek figure Hyacinthus and the English nursery rhyme Solomon Grundy.

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