The heavily experimental musical act Mars Volta have today released their new album, Frances the Mute, into US stores. The album is split into five parts, from the six minute radio single "The Widow", to the thirty-two minute symphonic rock opus "Cassandra Gemini." The album finds the band blurring genre lines even more than their last effort, Deloused in the Comatorium....if that is imaginable. Frances the Mute finds the band incorporating salsa, funk, hard rock, progressive, classic rock, and alternative into the mix. The result is a 75 minute head trip of an album, definitely worth checking out in full.