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Omar Rodriguez-López Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by irthesteve, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. irthesteve Jul 7, 2016
    (Last edited: Feb 10, 2020)
    irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Omar Rodriguez-López is a member of At The Drive In, The Mars Volta, Antemasque, De Facto, Le Butcherettes and Bosnian Rainbows. He also releases a ton of solo albums.

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    A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume One (2004)
    Omar Rodriguez (2005)
    Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo (2007)
    The Apocalypse Inside Of An Orange (2007)
    Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)
    (2007)
    Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus (2008)
    Minor Cuts and Scrapes in the Bushes Ahead (2008)
    Old Money (2008)
    Megaritual (2009)
    Despair (2009)
    Cryptomnesia (2009)
    Xenophanes (2009)
    Solar Gambling (2009)
    Ciencia de los Inútiles (2010)
    Sepulcros de Miel (2010)
    Tychozorente (2010)
    Cizaña de los Amores (2010)
    Mantra Hiroshima (2010)
    Un Escorpión Perfumado (2010)
    Un Corazón de Nadie (2012)
    Saber, Querer, Osar y Callar (2012)
    Octopus Kool Aid (2012)
    Woman Gives Birth To Tomato! (2013)
    Equinox (2013)
    Unicorn Skeleton Mask (2013)
    ¿Sólo Extraño? (2013)
    Sworn Virgins (2016)
    Corazones (2016)
    Blind Worms Pious Swine (2016)
    Arañas en La Sombra (2016)
    Umbrella Mistress (2016)
    El Bien Y Mal Nos Une (2016)
    Cell Phone Bikini (2016)
    Infinity Drips (2016)
    Weekly Mansions (2016)
    Zapopan (2016)
    Nom De Guerre Cabal (2016)
    Some Need It Lonely (2016)
    A Lovejoy (2016)
    Roman Lips (2017)
    Zen Thrills (2017)
    Chocolate Tumor Hormone Parade (2017)
    Ensayo de un Desaparecido (2017)
    Azul, Mis Dientes (2017)
    Gorilla Preacher Cartel (2017)
    Killing Tingled Lifting Retreats (2017)
    Solid State Mercenaries (2017)
    Birth of a Ghost (2017)
    Doom Patrol (2017)
     
  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Today Omar announced 12 new albums to be released before the end of the year

    07-15 Sworn Virgins
    07-29 Corazones
    08-12 Blind Worms Pious Swine
    08-26 Arañas en La Sombra
    09-09 Umbrella Mistress
    09-23 El Bien Y Mal Nos Une
    10-07 Cell Phone Bikini
    10-21 Infinity Drips
    11-04 Weekly Mansions
    11-18 Zapopan
    12-02 Nom De Guerre Cabal
    12-16 Some Need It Lonely

     
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  3. Oh good, I'll have lots of time to spend with each release!
     
  4. fronkensteen

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    Talk about flooding the market...
     
  5. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I'm going to go back and listen through all his solo albums again to remind myself which are worth it, maybe it'll help out anyone who has no idea where to dive in with his stuff
     
  6. It's been years since I listened to his solo albums. My old computer crashed and I lost most, if not all, of his releases.
     
  7. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    hit me up if you need help, i've got em alllll
     
  8. Steve_JustAGuy

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    Your move Delonge.

    Jokes aside, I can't imagine myself listening to all of these, but I'll try to check out what I can.
     
  9. fronkensteen

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    I only like The Mars Volta. Even then, I only like up through Amputechture.
     
  10. neo506

    2001-2021 Prestigious

    I was just coming to make this thread and tag @irthesteve !

    Also worth noting:
    Each album will see a digital release with a limited number of physical copies (CD) available on Rodriguez-Lopez’s various live outings. Following the initial run of releases, a limited edition CD/LP box set will become available.
     
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  11. wisdomfordebris

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    lol omar why
     
  12. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I think I'm going to sell all my Omar CD's (and all my CDs honestly) pretty soon, if anyone is looking for any
     
  13. Horrorca

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    ugh... why

    there's nothing since Bisonte that I've liked from solo Omar... but... I'll give ONE record a chance - suggest one
     
  14. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Old Money, if my memory serves me right, is solid
     
  15. Horrorca

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    is that the record Stones Throw put out? how did that happen lol
     
  16. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I suppose it did! I have no idea how anything happens with this dude, haha
     
  17. irthesteve Jul 7, 2016
    (Last edited: Jul 11, 2016)
    irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume One (2004)

    I've always enjoyed this one, probably has to do with it being one of the ones I've listened to the most, purely because it's the first. I actually just learned today that this actually is part 1 of 2, for a film that Omar made. Turns out part 2 and the film itself are tied up in legal problems, but he does one day want to release it.

    I also learned that Omar's dad provides the vocals in track 4, which is pretty cool. The last song of the album features Cedric and is the best of the batch in my opinion. Also featured throughout the album are Jeremy Ward, John Frusciante and Ikey Owens.

    Bottom line: It's Omar performing a soundtrack to a film, and definitely feels that way. Mostly laid back instrumentals with some cool guitar lines throughout, final track is a must-listen.

    I give it 3 out of 5 Omars
     
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  18. Horrorca

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    I remember enjoying that one quite a bit

    Omar's recording techniques (inspired by movies' filming process) have always been interesting to me - specially the recording process for Amputechture (some days my fav Volta album)
     
  19. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Amputechture is a really great album, I really miss TMV, I'm anxiously awaiting the reunion tour and album
     
  20. neo506

    2001-2021 Prestigious

    If you have any of his LPs I'm in. Got most of the CDs but looking to get them on wax
     
  21. neo506

    2001-2021 Prestigious

    Was that the one where he had each member record their parts individually minutes after being taught them? And not letting anyone hear anyone else's parts until the album was done?
     
  22. Horrorca

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    LOL, yeah

    imagine Omar teaching Frusciante all the guitar parts, and then John going in to record and killing it just minutes after that

    Omar basically focused on recording and composing, and he only plays a couple of solos in the album - all the rest is John (guitar-wise, of course)
     
  23. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Only Bufalo, pm me if interested
     
  24. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

  25. Horrorca

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    new AtD-I and possibly new Volta - all's well

    maybe finally I can get behind Omar once again, I've missed him
     
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