Monday, May 28, 2007

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Se Dice Bisonte, No Búfalo

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Se Dice Bisonte, No Búfalo the new solo album from Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez will hit iTunes tomorrow via Gold Standard Laboratories. You can find it here (or by clicking on the buffalo below). Among the 10 tracks on the new album is the TMV staple from the last tour, "Rapid Fire Tollbooth", and (new?) version of "Please Heat This Eventually" (originally on Omar's album with Damo Suzuki).


1. "The Lukewarm"
2. "Luxury of Infancy"
3. "Rapid Fire Tollbooth"
4. "Thermometer Drinking the Bussness of Turnstiles"
5. "Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo"
6. "If Gravity Lulls, I Can Hear the World Pant"
7. "Please Heat This Eventually"
8. "Lurking About in a Cold Sweat (Held Together by Venom)"
9. "Boiling Death Request a Body to Rest Its Head On"
10. "La Tirania de la Tradicion" lists the band name as Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet and, naturally, has samples of each track. You can also preview six tracks at Omar's MySpace page, which also references the quintet. You may notice John Frusciante in the photo portion of the MySpace page, John guests on the track "If Gravity Lulls, I Can Hear the World Panting". Surprisingly, Jon Theodore (ex-drummer, The Mars Volta) also guests on one of the tracks (10).

Wikipedia has other info on the album:
It is one of four albums written and recorded by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez whilst living in Amsterdam in 2005. Se Dice Bisonte, No Búfalo was conceived simultaneously to The Mars Volta's Amputechture and Omar’s soundtrack to the forthcoming Jorge Hernandez Aldana film, El Búfalo de la Noche; which is where the title for Se Dice originates. Omar expressed that this record is a response and expression of his feelings of the film, the soundtrack of which will feature The Mars Volta contributions.
El Búfalo de la Noche is a film directed by Jorge Hernandez Aldana and written by Guillermo Arriaga (based on his novel). You recognize Arriaga's name because he wrote Alejandro González Iñárritu's first three feature films: Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and last year's Babel. All of this sounds familiar because we talked about it way back when...

From the liner notes (via Wiki):
"This album was recorded in Amsterdam in November 2005 partially at my then home studio but mostly at 10 Catharina Can Renneslaan. It was engineered by Jon Debaun and myself and processed though the E-Clat Portable Morgue Disaster Unit with final overdubs done at Greg Ginn's warehouse in Long Beach. Robert Carranza mixed and prepared it for mastering, which was done by Pete Lyman at 5076 1/2 Alhambra Ave., Los Angeles. Longtime friend and collaborator Damon Locks created the artwork (everything but the photo on the back cover) and the ever-present Sonny Kay is once again responsible for the layout and design. I wrote these songs in reaction to working with maestros Guillermo Arriaca Jordan and Jorge Hernandez on their film and soundtrack album El Búfalo de la Noche. This album is for them."

MP3: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - "Boiling Death Request a Body to Rest Its Head On"
MP3: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - "If Gravity Lulls, I Can Hear the World Pant"

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