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Omar Rodriguez Lopez (of Mars Volta): Old Money

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    Omar Rodriguez Lopez's Old Money is the first album that The Mars Volta guitarist/producer/writer/arranger will release with Stones Throw Records. The addictive melodies and passionate execution of each performance render Old Money perhaps the most accessible of his non-Volta recordings, and the perfect entry point to anyone not yet familiar with what this prolific artist has to offer.

    The album fits comfortably between the guitarist's monumental work with The Mars Volta, and his prior rock-based solo releases such as 2007's The Apocalypse Inside Of An Orange. Loosely based on the concept of exploitative industrialists and, well, their old money, the album presents a 10-track collection of concise rock compositions, which range from progressive to psychedelic to downright funky. Many of these sounds could easily be at home on a Volta record proper had they meshed with Cedric Bixler-Zavala's vocals; Rodriguez Lopez has hinted that this record was a potential follow up to the 2006 Volta release Amputechture until he changed his musical direction.

    Through the assistance of many of the players familiar to any fan of his "day gig", Rodriguez Lopez goes straight for the jugular with an unrelenting trio of opening tracks: the lead-in "The Power of Myth", the haunting, Middle Eastern-psych flavored "How to Bill the Bilderberg Group", and the blistering "Population Council's Wet Dream." The results are formidable and easily rank among the most exciting moments of Rodriguez Lopez's solo output. The remainder of the album is equally as memorable and certainly the product of acute inspiration on behalf of its creator. Though clear influences of popular ensembles such as Pink Floyd and Santana can be discerned, a deeper study reveals the cross-continental influence of Israeli garage psych heroes The Churchills, French proggers Ame Son and Magma and Turkish guitar-god Erkin Koray - amongst others.

    This historical, though thoroughly modern, discourse ensures that this release fits perfectly within the ever expanding Stones Throw Records' novel. This album serves as an interesting new chapter in the same book that houses Madlib's interplanetary ramblings, Gary Wilson's recurring adolescent nightmares and The Stark Reality's fuzzy children's stories: all Mars Volta favorites.

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    1. The Power Of Myth
    Producers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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    2. How To Bill The Bilderberg Group
    Producers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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    3. Population Council's Wet Dream
    Producers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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    4. Private Fortunes
    Producers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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    5. Trilateral Commission As Dinner Guests
    Producers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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    6. 1921
    Producers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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    7. Family War Funding (Love Those Rothschilds)
    Producers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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    8. Vipers In The Bosom
    Producers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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    9. I Like Rockefellers' First Two Records, But After Thatů
    Producers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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    10. Old Money
    Producers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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    Total Comments: 7
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/8/2009 4:21:00 PM; Partial IP: .83.59.125)
    Location: 909
    Comment: "I Like Rockefellers' First Two Records, But After That" track is the best song on this album....
    Name: (Posted: 1/12/2009 12:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 221.86.243)
    Location: texas
    Comment: this rules
    Name: (Posted: 1/12/2009 12:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 221.86.243)
    Location: dallas
    Comment: smoke a bowl, get ripped. this album rules.
    Name: (Posted: 12/29/2008 5:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.77.250.6)
    Location: Canada
    Comment: I got the advance digital release from ST when it first came out; not a fan of this at all.
    Name: (Posted: 12/19/2008 5:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 5.85.59.40)
    Location: L.A
    Comment: haha, sup will
    Name: (Posted: 12/8/2008 4:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 136.33.253)
    Location: Cali
    Comment: Ohhh shit. The Mars Volta is some great music. I didn't even know Stones Throw were gettin' down like this!
    Name: (Posted: 11/18/2008 10:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 47.211.234)
    Location: new york
    Comment: this shit sucks
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