Rodriguez-Lopez, Omar and Jeremy Michael Ward- Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Jeremy Michael Ward (special)

SKU Konkurrent 09
AKA 'two high guys making some noise.'
"The self-titled collaborative album between Omar Rordriguez Lopez (of The Mars Volta) and his late band mate, Jeremy Michael Ward, will come as something of a departure for fans of Rodriguez Lopez's vast catalog of rock-oriented albums. Originally recorded in 2001, after the dissolution of Ay The Drive-In and prior to the Tremulant EP which would announce the arrival of THE Mars Volta to the world at large, the Rodriguez-Lopez/Ward collaboration is a playful, abstract concoction of manipulated sounds and processed, unrecognizable recordings of household objects, everyday activities, passing dialog, and similar ephemera. Ward (who passed away in 2003), sound manipulator for TMV as well as a founding member of the dub-devoted De Facto project, was a fixture at the band's Long Beach compound/studio, Originally issued as a limited edition (200), minidisc-only release and distributed amongst friends, the album has never enjoyed widespread availability until now (via Infrasonic Sound Recording Co). Comparable to the work of minimalist composer Steve Reich, Rodriguez Lopez has stated that the album is representative of his concept of artistic freedom, as well as illustrating the crossdimensional elements linking his various solo projects."
  • LabelKonkurrent
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