La Realidad De Los Sueños means “the reality of dreams” – and there is no title more fitting for this unbelievable box-set.
This represents a dream come true for the many, many loyal fans of progressive alternative rock giants, The Mars Volta, across the world. Working intensely with Omar Rodríguez-Lopéz, Clouds Hill has brought out an all-encompassing and wonderfully designed vinyl box-set.
La Realidad de los Sueños is a box set anthology of all of their studio albums and EPs on vinyl. In addition to 18 pieces of vinyl, it includes a photo book with new liner notes and two pins. The band’s Omar Rodríguez-Lopéz helped oversee the release with label Clouds Hill.
The collection includes Landscape Tantrums, the band’s unfinished early recordings for their 2003 album, De-Loused in the Comatorium, before they began work on the record with producer Rick Rubin. “It is the right time to open these recordings up to the public,” said Rodríguez-Lopéz — who has been personally storing the recordings over the years — in a statement. “As a work of art in its own right, this set also needs to be seen as the end of a story.”
The rest of the contents include pressings of Tremulant (2002), De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003), Frances the Mute (2005), Amputechture (2006), The Bedlam in Goliath (2008), Octahedron (2009), and Nocturniquet (2012).