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Omar Rodriguez-Lopez


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3.96 | 66 ratings

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4 stars Year 2009 bring us 6 (!) The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez solo albums. This album chronologically stays somewhere in the middle between them. Musicians team is similar as in previous albums, what means part of TMV team and few additional, incl. Mexican female singer Ximena Sarinan.

If "Los Suenos De Un Higado" was quite unusual beautifully melodic heavy neo-Latin fusion album, "Xenophanes" is more what you waiting from TMV guitarist.

All music is heavy mix of usual TMV energetic mix of guitar noise, synth /samples and heavy psychedelia. Main difference from TMV music is different ( from Cedric) vocal, partially more rounded sound and higher attention to melody. More acoustic sound and more jazzy arrangements. But anyway - explosive energy, fast rhythm and ( psychedelic) heaviness filling all the space around.

The album sound as related TMV side project, similar enough to attract heavy TMV fans and different enough to be interesting for listening. In fact, the work at the level of TMV.

Strong 4,5.

snobb | 4/5 |


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