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Omar Rodriguez-Lopez


Eclectic Prog

4.14 | 99 ratings

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5 stars OH MY GOD!!! that was the first thing i said when i listened to the first few seconds of this album. i dont make too many reviews, so when i do, it means something. There is an element to Omar's solo albums that you dont quite hear on The Mars Volta albums. For one thing, there is more of a jazz-rock/fusion feel, with the horns and keyboards (clavinet everywhere!) being much more prominent. In fact, i would have to say this fits more in that genre than heavy prog (but im not complaining).

Then there is the funkier, jazzier, and more loose feel going on. Even though this is an Omar solo album, he treats it the same way as with TMV, having everyone playing an important role in the music. There's a lot of improv too, and more free jazz (though somewhat controlled) elements than TMV bring.

You could compare this to the Volta, but its kind of pointless. If you like TMV, you'll definitely love this. That's the only comparison i can make, since Omar write most of the music for the band anyway. But if you're like me, who've said The Mars Volta should bring in more of the fusion and jazz thing, this is your answer.

This album is instrumental, but i know some of his other albums have vocals. This album is basically The Mars Volta playing jazz-fusion (interesting concept)

seriously, if you even kind of like TMV, you definitely have to find this (and others) and blast it. You will not be disappointed. This album makes me feel like The Mars Volta are inferior to Omar's solo works, but they're all pretty much one in the same anyway.


darkshade | 5/5 |


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