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SEPULCROS DE MIEL

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

 

Eclectic Prog

3.49 | 34 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars After few below the average solo albums in line, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez returned with great one again. Previous duet with John Frusciante release was extremely raw, and could be counted as rehearsal recording only. But just in few months it grew up till Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quartet, which released one of his greatest album in time.

From the very first sounds you will understand what this album is all about - deeply psychedelic guitar jamming with plenty of synth and electronic effects. But differently from many similar ORL works, ma accent there is spacey atmospheric sound, excellent guitar works, complex rhythmic structures, many jazz fusion elements. And almost no chaotic cacophony at all!

In some sense it's a return to early TMV sound - nostalgic Latin guitar tunes cross all the dreary electronic space. Having two great guitarists on board and almost all TMV team on support, it's not strange this album is so Mars Voltian. Less aggressive and much more melodic, than some last TMV/ORL works, it could attract many of fans of few first The Mars Volta albums.

Fully instrumental, for some listeners it could be counted as TMV without vocal ( and again it has its positive side for some, not for me though - I like TMV vocals). Yes , it still jamming, but with guitars beauty on every second. Looking from another side, this album has many parallels with Ozric Tentacles, but without their rhythm machines.

Really pleasant surprise, I could recommend this album for many fans, who were disappointed with some radically raw ORL previous albums - this one is really different.

snobb | 4/5 |

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