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Omar Rodriguez-Lopez


Eclectic Prog

2.49 | 25 ratings

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3 stars Everyone interested in Omar Rodriguez-Lopez music perfectly know two things about him: he is very productive, releasing some albums every year, and you never know what kind of music is released on every next his solo album. Some of releases are really great, other are just very average or even hardly listenable.

This new release is very unusual. This is far not the first Omar collaboration with Mexican singer (and his girlfriend) Ximena Sarinana Rivera, they have recorded few great works and few more very average. This album contains two main components - Ximena's great slightly folksy vocals and bunch of keys/synth/electronic effects. No Omar's guitar work is presented.

As a result, music there is freaky spacey/psychedelic electronic with really strong, if a bit monotonous female vocals over it. Happily, there are plenty of melodies and atmosphere, so generally album is not boring. Even more - being quite easy accessible (and in many places similar to trip-hop works), this album still balances on the edge between electronic pop and electronic-based prog.

For sure, you can't find there no traces of The Mars Volta, or Omar's crazy guitar noises, which are so characteristic for many his albums. It's just different music. Not pure prog, not great, but really interesting.

snobb | 3/5 |


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