Mars Volta

"We Are Dying" is an obituary for the human race as we know it. The culprit is not climate change or other man-made catastrophes but rather our own obsession with scientific progression and the development of increasingly complex technological systems and industries.

After his last world tour with Louis XIV in the Spring of 2009, frontman and producer Jason Hill converted an isolated 100 year old house in the Hollywood Hills into a recording studio named Ulysses. Brimming with instruments and vintage equipment such as tape machines, plate reverbs (and a fireplace), he quickly began writing songs. Late night recording parties ensued, friends started dropping in more frequently and a grand experiment was born.

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