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El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez-Lopez hace su primer álbum disponible el próximo mes

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , on Monday, April 6, 2009 by Ryan Buege

El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Cryptomenia

If you guessed that I called on my little friend Babelfish for help with that headline, I’m not going to deny it. While I may be an 8th grade Spanish dropout, I know enough to know that, from the title of this band, the Mars Volta/At the Drive-In/solo axeman Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has apparently put together a new group. Joining Omar in El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Zach Hill, Jonathon Hishke, Juan Alderete De La Peña, and Cedric Bixler-Zavala round out his new team and perform the music that he has orchestrated. On May 5, they will be releasing their debut album Cryptomnesia.

Just last week they posted their second trailer for the album (referred to as Cryptomnesia II), and from the sounds of it, this album will be far different from the avant-garde sounds that I recall from his A Manual Dexterity concept release a few years ago. Bixler-Zavala always sounds brilliant over the wailing guitar of ORL, and its clear that it’s probably a much more structured release than either Volta or his older solo works. Word is that Mars Volta might be releasing a new album this summer too, so this is by no means a replacement of Volta, but it’s great to hear some of ORL’s great progressive punk licks in a more restrained form. He’s got a very classic vibe these days! Keep your eyes peeled for a limited edition vinyl release, and I’ll keep you up to date if I hear more about that new Mars Volta album. Enjoy the trailer!

Keep reading for the first trailer, Cyptomenisa I! Continue reading


Omar Rodriguez Lopez to release solo album on Stones Throw, WTF?

Posted in Music News with tags , , , on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 by Tim Althaus


Well it just seems like my favorite record label in the whole entire world keeps getting better and better. The same label that houses J Dilla, Madlib, MF Doom & Oh No (Stones Throw Records) will be releasing Omar Rodriguez’s new album Old Money on January 27th on compact disc and vinyl. The digital download is available now right here for $9.99. Stones Throw has a few artists on their label that are outside the genre of Hip-Hop that are very talented (Koushik, James Pants and now Omar). These artists are only going to help the label expand into other territories that they will probably also dominate. Old Money is Omar’s follow-up to his 2007 solo effort The Apocalypse Inside of An Orange, and promises to be a great album with influences ranging from Pink Floyd to Santana.

Omar has been a rather busy character with solo work as well as everything that he has done with the Mars Volta, and this album sounds like it might sound psychedelic yet very funky at the same time. I know I’m very interested to hear what Omar has up his sleeve because naturally I fucking love Stones Throw Records and I also love Volta.