yesterday, omar rodriguez lopez released a “jam” album with zach hill and juan alderete that was just meh. today, he has released a live album featuring his recent touring troupe highlighted by the standout drum work of deantoni parks.
while still “jammy” in nature, the songs are a bit more composed than that of yesterdays “mantra hiroshima”. the album also contains vocals courtesy of ximena sariana rivera… though riveras vocals quickly grow tiring.
oh yeah… the album is called “どういたしまして”. listen and download below:
public service annoucement: brutal hipster will no longer blog about omar rodriguez lopez and/or bradford cox. maybe.
recorded in conjunction with drummer zach hill and bassist juan alderete (the mars volta, vato negro), “mantra hiroshima” is pretty much on schedule for lopez who has been on the one-album-per-month plan. “mantra hiroshima” is very much the proggy, psychedelic, jam session type recording we have come to known from senior lopez.
its hard to say if that “jam session” type recording is worthy of its $6.99 price tag compared to the $0.00 atlas sound “bedroom databank” album-length demos. but let your ears decide for you. roll a fatty and hit the play button below…
free music is great and all but these daily releases are beginning to saturate the atlas sound market. its unlikely diehards have even had the time to listen to volumes one and or two with the holiday season afoot.
furthermore, telling his fans that the songs were recorded “at home” and “on a tascam” only conveys the impression that the works are unfinished and probably throwaway not worthy of graduating to deerhunter status.
would u be thankful for a fourth volume of “bedroom databank” on thanksgiving? are u tired of this shit? do u even care about bradford cox to begin with?
cizaña follows tychozorente which was released a month ago and is of listenable latin-flavored prog rock, unlike some of his caustic experimental throwaway “albums” but fails to capture anything spectacular esp considering his wealth of releases. just another drop in the gulf of mexico.
“tychozorente” features the vocal work of ximena sarinana rivera, who has collaborated on past omar albums. there is also a particular absence of guitars on the album (which is omars signature instrument). despite that, its not quite as noisy and experimental as some of his past guitar-free albums.