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He is known for being the guitarist and band-leader of The Mars Volta from until their breakup inand is the guitarist for the alternative rock groups At the Drive-InAntemasque and Bosnian Rainbows.
He was also the bassist for the dub band De Facto. He has collaborated with numerous artists spanning from John Frusciante to El-P. He began playing the bass at Omar Rodriguez* - Omar Rodriguez 12, but then Omar Rodriguez* - Omar Rodriguez to guitar at 15 because he "needed more strings". He says he enjoys the company of his close friends and family when not fulfilling obligations to his many bands and projects.
With the help of Bixler-Zavala, he was able to return to El Paso where he could begin to reclaim his life from addiction and join At the Drive-In as backup vocalist and bass guitarist.
After receiving a record deal with Flipside Records and recording Acrobatic Tenement with the band, he became their full-time bassist before switching to guitar. On January 9,At the Drive-In announced that they were reforming for a tour. Once again starting from scratch he wrote and toured with the band which consumed almost all his time and money.
On May 25, less than a month before the release of their first full-length album, De-Loused in the Comatoriumbandmate and close friend Jeremy Ward was found dead of a heroin overdose. This event, coupled with the memories of the suicide of his friend Julio Venegas years earlier, finally convinced both him and Bixler-Zavala to quit using opiates. Since then he has been clean and credited his newfound musical work ethic on his new lifestyle.
During the early years of the band he also worked on a low budget movie called A Manual Dexterity which starred Jeremy Ward. The release of the second volume, which was originally planned for Spring ofand the film were both delayed indefinitely due to legal problems. On January 23,the Mars Volta officially announced that they had broken up, following a series of tweets posted by Cedric Bixler-Zavala stating that he had departed the band. The songs Wild Eyed Woman - Fast Lady - We Ate Rock on this tour later appeared on the album Omar Rodriguez.
It was characterized by long, improvisational songs with Dutch titles and no lyrics. The Quintet also performed live with Damo Suzukiparts of which were recorded and incorporated into a minute EP titled Please Heat This Eventuallywhich was released in It was written and recorded between — in California and Amsterdam.
It was described as being influenced by electronic music and acid-jazz. It was a collaboration between the two and was recorded in before the formation of The Mars Volta. Another new album, Old Money was released in Octoberwith a vinyl version becoming available in early on the Stones Throw record label.
Omar Rodriguez* - Omar Rodriguez far these recordings have only been known as the Omar and Zach Hill collaborations. The first recording titled Cryptomnesia was released on May 5, Vocals written and performed by Bixler-Zavala were recorded in All money raised will go to the Keep Music in Schools programs.
The album Tychozorente was scheduled for release on November 1, ; however, it received an early release on September 14, as a digital download. CD and vinyl versions of both albums are only available in Europe. On April 16,Omar released Telesterion a compilation album featuring 38 songs from Omar's solo albums.
On July 7, Omar Rodriguez* - Omar Rodriguez , Ipecac Records announced that they are going to release 12 albums by Omar, fortnightly, till December The group released their first song, "4AM". Inwith Mars Volta going on hiatus, Rodrigues Lopez formed a solo band that eventually took the name Bosnian Rainbows. Beginning in his At the Drive-in days he started to document all kinds of things: live shows, sound checks, dressing rooms, hotels, Omar Rodriguez* - Omar Rodriguez lounges, sightseeing, encounters with colleagues.
Since he Full Force Gale - Van Morrison - Into The Music a large number of films, of which The Sentimental Engine Slayer was the first to be released. In A Brand New Morning - David Baerwald - Triage interview he also stated that he hated the Omar Rodriguez* - Omar Rodriguez for a very long time.
He only utilized it because it was the instrument his bandmates could "relate to". He said he "wrestled" guitar by adding effects and playing oddly to attempt "making it sound like anything besides this thing I hate—the Pretenders* - Precious / Stop Your Sobbing However, he claimed to feel more comfortable with the instrument on Amputechture.
He has cited salsa pianist and bandleader Larry Harlow as his primary influence. In the progressive rock genre in which the Mars Volta are often categorized, he has professed that he "like[s] a lot of those groups, particularly King Crimson and early Genesis. Omar has endorsed Ibanez guitars since the Mars Volta's inception in Although he tunes to E standard tuning, Omar uses Still In The Game (Stereo) (Edit) - Steve Winwood - Still In The Game Ball.
For most of his career with The Mars Volta his amp setup included four AD head units each connected Omar Rodriguez* - Omar Rodriguez two Orange 4x12 speaker cabinets two stacks of two on each side of the stage. In later years this was reduced to a single Rockerverb combo amp. In recent years, Omar has taken a minimalist approach to his pedals, which at one point was a very complex setup.
During the Mars Volta's final shows and At the Drive-In's reunion tour, Rodriguez-Lopez switched back to a full-sized Ibanez Jetking guitar, although retaining his preferred single-pickup and volume knob configuration and 24" neck scale. In a Omar Rodriguez* - Omar Rodriguez interview with TC Electroniche is seen using a blue Ibanez Jetking with two full-size humbuckers. Shortly afterwards, he was seen playing a custom Ibanez guitar that closely resembled his Supro.
In addition, Rodriguez-Lopez now uses flatwound strings on his guitar. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker. Progressive rock   post-hardcore . Main article: At the Drive-In. Main article: The Mars Volta. Main article: Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group. Main article: Bosnian Rainbows. Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 8, March 23, LA Weekly. September 1, Archived from the original on March 8, Retrieved March 16, Austin, Texas.
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