Monday, July 14, 2008

Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Omar Rodriguez (2005)

This album, besides being apparently quite elusive, is a great representation of creativity and freedom through music. The guitarist from The Mars Volta takes numerous influences into account while recording this album (his 2nd "solo") in Amsterdam. It takes a very free and loose approach at rock and jazz fusion with very lengthy improvisations and driving background beats and arrangements. This is a great album to just get lost in and really pick apart all the different instruments and hear how they all meld their styles together and lend their unique skills during any solos.

  1. "Een ode aan Ed van Der Elsken" – 3:22
  2. "Regenbogen stelen van prostituees" – 10:06
  3. "Jacob Van Lennepkade" – 17:27
  4. "Vondelpark bij nacht" – 7:11
  5. "Spookrijden op het fietspad" – 5:03
Omar Rodriguez

8 comments:

lessMTVmoreTMV said...

Solid album.

This is technically the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet though.

InstanthumanJustaddcoffee said...

oh damn, i was always confused as to what it was actually called. oh well.
thanks for that

todd said...

awwww yeaaaaaa. Good lookin' out, I've always wondered if i'd be able to hear this album or not.

so if this is his second, then what's technically his first? manual dexterity?

InstanthumanJustaddcoffee said...

yup
manual dexterity part 1

todd said...

hey, as i was looking at which omar albums i don't have,haha and i came across some ep they just released last month (june 10th) with jeremy ward, has anyone heard of it, or know if it's any good? I'm slightly intrigued.

electr0nic beef said...

I've been wanting to check out some Omar solo stuff...thanks for posting this.

Lara said...

@Todd, I have the Omar and Jeremy album. It's kind of just crazy noise, though. It was ok; I liked it.

todd said...

noise is good.. on certain substances.


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oh yeah, i've also been meaning to locate: double nickels on the dime by minutemen.. i had it but lost the cd and so it's not on my itunes anymore.