By Chris Conaton
The Mars Volta bandleader goes solo with a collection of 10 instrumentals that recall the best bits of his main band while leaving its worst aspects out.
Crystal Fairy: Crystal Fairy
'Land of Mine' Explores the Intolerable Costs of Nationalistic Vengeance
'The Black Notebook' Shows Modiano’s Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris
Hayes McMullan: Everyday Seem Like Murder Here
'Supernatural' Goes All 'Reservoir Dogs' in One of the Season's Best Episodes
'The Art of the Blues' Captures the Music's Visuals to Sublime Standards
'Aleksandr Sokurov: Russian Ark' Serves as a Succinct Companion to the Landmark Film
Gary Stewart: Gary / Cactus and a Rose
"The tickling wormhole seems to be getting deeper...