Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Old Money

Solo albums are always a tricky thing to get right. A lot of people try and fail miserably. (Billy Corgan, James Dean Bradfield, the list goes on.) This album is very much on the same lines as the Mars Volta. A hell of a lot of very technical guitar licks, huge solos, interesting time signatures, you get the idea. This is a great album, possibly his most accessible non Volta recording and is certainly for any fan of Mars Volta or At The Drive In. Loosely based on the concept of Exploitative industrialists and, well, their old money there are ten tracks ranging from Prog to Funk, with a heap of Psychedelic thrown in for good measure. It is lacking the amazing vocals of mr Cedric Blixer but on the whole this is a very good album that is packed full of surprises.

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