Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Weekly Mansions (2016)
Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:39:54 | 101 MB
Label: Ipecac Recordings | Release Year: 2016
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (Mars Volta, At the Drive-In) releases 12 recordes on the way over the next 6 months. These albums feature material recorded between 2008 and 2013, while Rodriguez-Lopez lived in Zapopan, Mexico and as well as his eventual return to El Paso. Co-written with his brother Marcel, the opening track of Weekly Mansions is almost a trap. It has to be there just to make you think you’re in for a long, strange trip through Ambient Noiseland. Rhythmic drums accompanied by long sustained synthesizer notes drone on and on, as distorted hammerings join a cavalcade of other sounds, leading nowhere until the song drowns out. Disappointment swept across my face at first listen. The next track, “Rotten Straw Lips,” opens with what I like to call “muted wub-wub percussion” just another sign that we have opened another experimental album in the ORL discography. But with the sudden crack of an electronic whip, “Rotten Straw Lips” turns on a dime and welcomes you to Omar and Marcels’ electro-dance album and by fucking god, it is glorious.