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Omar Rodriguez-Lopez


Eclectic Prog

4.14 | 99 ratings

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5 stars The most diverse studio recording that Omar (Mastermind of Prog Bands: The Mars Volta & At The Drive-In) has made to date. His extensive ability to develop jazz, rock, and funk inspired melodies, while incorporating his usual avant-garde style makes this album a modern classic for progressive/expansive rock. The chemistry of the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group ("the Group") is prevalent, just as it was with the Group's first album ("Omar Rodriguez"). Each track takes the listener in a different direction, some which are long adapted stints of improv, adding to the audible and emotional complexity this album has to offer. This album was well supported via European tour and, although the album is a testament to Omar and the Group's musical talent, the live performances of these tracks (which can be found on YouTube) can be just as well. I have this double LP and, as indicated by my rare "5 Star" rating, it is an all-time favorite of mine. Note: You can listen to the album (and all of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's solo project albums) in it's entirety for free at Omar's official website and/or download a digital copy for a few dollars. I strongly recommend it!
kevbenton | 5/5 |


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