It’s been a solid seven years for Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. After At the Drive-In made post-punk history with the applauded Relationship of Command LP in 2000, the band’s vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Rodriguez-Lopez jumped directly into the progressive forefront as The Mars Volta. Now that the Volta has released two full-lengths embraced by art students, punks, and moms across the globe, Rodriguez-Lopez embarks on a solo mission with Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo.
The release should come as no surprise, considering this Puerto Rican-born songwriter’s healthy catalog has music enthusiasts from all walks of life salivating over new offerings. Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo, is bound to offer more Pink Floydian space and some crazy guitar whirling with the help of John Frusciante. In 2006, Rodriguez-Lopez released the Please Heat This Eventually EP with Can contributor Damu Suzuki and toured Europe under the guise of The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet.
Rodriguez-Lopez is also slated to release a follow-up to his debut solo release, A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume 1, with (who would have guessed), A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume 2, in addition to an untitled collaboration with Hella’s Zach Hill and a new Mars Volta record. Snap.
Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo is out in May on GSL
For a taste of the track “If Gravity Lulls” get to: myspace.com/goldstandardlaboratories