Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, writer, actor and film director. He is known for being the guitarist and band-leader of The Mars Volta from 2001 until their breakup in 2012, and is currently the guitarist for the alternative rock groups At the Drive-In, Antemasque and Bosnian Rainbows. He was also the bassist for the dub band De Facto. He has embarked on a solo career, both in studio and in concert, frequently described as experimental, avant-garde and/or progressive. He has collaborated with numerous artists spanning from John Frusciante to El-P.
Originating in 1969 with a short melodic fragment that grew into an elaborate piece that runs well over an hour, Karlheinz Stockhausen's Mantra for two pianos and electronics is recognized as one of his major keyboard works and an example of his increasingly liberal use of serial methods. The central idea operates on many levels throughout the composition, and the organization of Stockhausen's 13-pitch series a twelve-tone row with the first note repeated at the end takes place on small and large scales, with some permutations of the motive or "mantra" extending over so much time that their relationships become imperceptible.
Instrumental hard rock guitar music roughly in the Satriani school. Significantly above-average quality for genre…
A complex and emotionally rich journey that will inspire reflection and relaxation, E-Mantra's “Silence” is pure emotive chill-out filled with beautiful hypnotic melodies. With this album, E-Mantra stays true to the groundwork laid by “Visions from the Past” and explores deeper emotional realms within the GoaChill genre. “Silence” includes collaborative tracks with Reasonandu and the amazing Greek artist and singer Athena Etana, and an excellent remix of “Echoes of an Empty Room” by Hoptep of Zagreb, Croatia. Open your heart and your mind and let this album lead you on an introspective journey through the waves of ambient aural psychedelic experiences contained within.