Omar Rodríguez-López discography

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Omar Rodríguez-López discography

Omar Rodríguez-López at the Latitude festival 2008
Releases
Studio albums 28
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 1
EPs 3
Singles 1
Music videos 5
Producer 47

Omar Rodríguez-López is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, actor and director, who is best known for his roles as band leader of The Mars Volta and guitarist for At the Drive-In. He is also the former bassist of the dub reggae outfit De Facto, current bassist and producer for the punk band Le Butcherettes and finally, an active member of Antemasque, Bosnian Rainbows and Kimono Kult. Omar has released an eclectic catalogue of music as a solo musician and has collaborated with a diverse range of artists and bands, such as El-P, Faust, John Frusciante, Lydia Lunch, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Damo Suzuki.

This article represents the complete body of work released by Omar Rodríguez-López as a solo musician and record producer.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

As Omar Rodriguez Lopez[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL
[3]
FIN
[4]
NLD
[5]
NZ
[6]
NOR
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
2004 A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume One
2005 Omar Rodriguez
2007 Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo 40
Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far) 29
2008 Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus
Minor Cuts and Scrapes in the Bushes Ahead
Old Money
2009 Megaritual
Despair
Xenophanes
Solar Gambling
  • Released: December 1, 2009
  • Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions
  • Format: Digital download, LP
2010 Tychozorente
Cizaña de los Amores
Mantra Hiroshima
  • Released: November 29, 2010
  • Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Un Escorpión Perfumado
2012 Un Corazón de Nadie
Saber, Querer, Osar y Callar
Octopus Kool Aid
  • Released: July 24, 2012
  • Label: Rodriguez-Lopez Productions
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital download
2013 Equinox
  • Released: January 1, 2013
  • Label: Rodriguez-Lopez Productions
  • Format: Digital download
Unicorn Skeleton Mask
  • Released: January 2, 2013
  • Label: Rodriguez-Lopez Productions
  • Format: Digital download
¿Sólo Extraño?
  • Released: March 8, 2013
  • Label: Rodriguez-Lopez Productions
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

As Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2013 Woman Gives Birth To Tomato!
  • Released: January 1, 2013
  • Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

As Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quartet[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2010 Sepulcros de Miel
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

As Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quintet[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2007 The Apocalypse Inside of an Orange
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

As El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2009 Cryptomnesia 33
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

As El Trío de Omar Rodriguez Lopez[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2010 Ciencia de los Inútiles
  • Released: February 14, 2010
  • Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions
  • Format: Digital download, LP
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

As Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2010 Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

As Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Jeremy Michael Ward[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2008 Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Jeremy Michael Ward
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

As Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2009 Los Sueños de un Hígado
  • Released: September 27, 2009
  • Label: Rodriguez-Lopez Productions
  • Format: Digital download, LP
2010 Dōitashimashite
  • Released: November 30, 2010
  • Label: Rodriguez-Lopez Productions
  • Format: Digital download, CD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

As Omar Rodriguez Lopez[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2011 Telesterion
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

As Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Damo Suzuki[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2006 Please Heat This Eventually
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

As Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Lydia Lunch[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2007 Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Lydia Lunch
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


As Faust & Omar Rodriguez Lopez[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2012 This Is Not Music, This Is Not Us And We Are Not Here
  • Released: December 14, 2012 / November 8, 2013 single vinyl reissue
  • Label: Clouds Hill
  • Format: 10" vinyl
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

As Kimono Kult[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS BEL FIN NLD NZ NOR SWE SWI UK
2014 Hiding In The Light
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

As Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK US AC RPM GER NZ AUS
2005 "0=2"
"0"
The Special 12 Singles Series,
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & John Frusciante
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Album With Comment
1991 I Love Being Trendy Startled Calf Provides lead vocals.
1993 You Can't Change Me Startled Calf Provides lead vocals.
2002 Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three Rollins Band By various artists (Produced by Henry Rollins).
2004 Shadows Collide With People John Frusciante Performs slide guitar on "Chances", "23 Go in to End".
2004 Inside of Emptiness John Frusciante Lead Guitar on "666".
2005 Curtains John Frusciante Lead guitar on "Lever Pulled", joined lead guitar with John on "Anne"
2005 Radio Vago Radio Vago The album was also produced by Omar Rodriguez.
2005 The Phantom Syndrome Coaxial
2005 The Special 12 Singles Series Alavaz Relxib Cirdec Wrote guitar and chorus section on "Private Booths". Co-wrote "Sapta Loka".
2006 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitar solo on "Especially in Michigan".
2007 I'll Sleep When You're Dead El-P Also features Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Isaiah "Ikey" Owens of The Mars Volta.
2008 New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) Erykah Badu Appears on "Twinkle".
2008 The Burning Plain Hans Zimmer A collaboration between Omar Rodríguez-López and Hans Zimmer for the film The Burning Plain. The soundtrack was used in the film only and remains unreleased in any other format.
2009 Leslie White Taka-Takaz Guitars on "Y sono la flauta" and "Por casualidad".
2009 Terra Incognita Juliette Lewis Producer, Guitar, Bass, Organ (Rhodes).
2010 Sympathy for Delicious OST Burnt the Dipthongs Wrote and performed on the following songs for fictional band, Burnt the Dipthongs: "Playing for Nina", "Mark's Master" and "The Healing Song".
2010 Negativa Hour of the Monarchy
2010 Entren Los Que Quieran Calle 13 Appears on the track entitled "Calma Pueblo".
2011 The Golden Age of Knowhere Funeral Party Provides guitar solo on "Car Wars".
2014 Tercer Solar Apolo Featured on the track entitled "Siddhartha".

As producer[edit]

Year Album For Comment
1997 El Gran Orgo At the Drive-In Co-produced with Bryan Jones and other members of At the Drive-In.
2000 Sunshine / At the Drive-In At the Drive-In Co-produced "Extracurricular" and "Autorelocater" with the other members of At the Drive-In.
2003 De-Loused in the Comatorium The Mars Volta Co-produced with Rick Rubin.
2003 Live The Mars Volta Co-produced with Cedric Bixler-Zavala.
2004 A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume 1 Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez Recorded in 2001.
2005 Frances the Mute The Mars Volta Recorded between July and October 2004 at Avatar Studios, New York.
2005 Scabdates The Mars Volta Recorded between May 2004 and May 2005, at various live performances
2005 Omar Rodriguez Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quintet Recorded in June 2005. First release in the "Amsterdam Series".
2005 Radio Vago Radio Vago This was the only album to be released by the band.
2006 Amputechture The Mars Volta Recorded between November 2005 and May 2006 in Los Angeles, California, El Paso, Texas and Melbourne, Australia.
2006 Please Heat This Eventually Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Damo Suzuki Live segments recorded November 14, 2005 in Cologne, Germany.
2007 Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo Omar Rodriguez Lopez Recorded in November 2005. Second release in the "Amsterdam Series".
2007 Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Lydia Lunch Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Lydia Lunch
2007 The Apocalypse Inside of an Orange Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quintet Recorded in 2005. Third release in the "Amsterdam Series".
2007 Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far) Omar Rodriguez Lopez Recorded in 2005. Fourth release in the "Amsterdam Series".
2008 The Bedlam in Goliath The Mars Volta Recorded between 2006 and 2007 at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, California and Rodriguez-Lopez's home studio in Brooklyn, New York.
2008 Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Jeremy Michael Ward Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Jeremy Michael Ward Recorded in May 2001.
2008 Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus Omar Rodriguez Lopez Recorded in 2001.
2008 Minor Cuts and Scrapes in the Bushes Ahead Omar Rodriguez Lopez Recorded between 2001 and 2002.
2008 Old Money Omar Rodriguez Lopez Recorded between 2005 and 2006.
2009 Megaritual Omar Rodriguez Lopez Recorded in 2006. Fifth and final release in the "Amsterdam Series".
2009 Despair Omar Rodriguez Lopez Recorded in 2007.
2009 Cryptomnesia El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez This is the first of three albums by the band.
2009 Octahedron The Mars Volta Recorded in August 2008 at 99 Sutton Street in Brooklyn, New York.
2009 Terra Incognita Juliette and The New Romantiques Also plays guitar, bass and organ (Rhodes) on this album.
2009 Los Sueños de un Hígado Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group Recorded on March 11, 2009.
2009 Xenophanes Omar Rodriguez Lopez Recorded in December 2008.
2009 Solar Gambling Omar Rodriguez Lopez Recorded in 2009.
2010 Ciencia de los Inútiles El Trío de Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2010 Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante Recorded in the spring of 2003.
2010 Sepulcros de Miel Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quartet Recorded in 2006.
2010 Tychozorente Omar Rodriguez Lopez Co-produced with Elvin Estela.
2010 Cizaña de los Amores Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2010 Mantra Hiroshima Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2010 Dōitashimashite Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group Recorded on September 13,14,17,18, 2010.
2010 Un Escorpión Perfumado Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2011 Telesterion Omar Rodriguez Lopez Compilation album.
2011 Sin Sin Sin Le Butcherettes Provides bass guitar in addition to producing the album.
2012 Noctourniquet The Mars Volta
2012 Un Corazón de Nadie Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2012 Saber, Querer, Osar y Callar Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2012 Octopus Kool Aid Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2013 Equinox Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2013 Woman Gives Birth To Tomato! Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group
2013 Unicorn Skeleton Mask Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2013 ¿Sólo Extraño? Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2014 Cry is for the Flies Le Butcherettes Provides bass guitar in addition to producing the album.

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title For Director
2008 "Calibration" Omar Rodriguez Lopez Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2009 "Asco Que Conmueve los Puntos Erógenos" Omar Rodriguez Lopez Omar Rodriguez Lopez
2010 "Miercoles" El Trío de Omar Rodriguez Lopez Omar Rodriguez Lopez
"Polaridad" Omar Rodriguez Lopez Omar Rodriguez Lopez
"Agua Dulce De Pulpo" Omar Rodriguez Lopez Omar Rodriguez Lopez


Rodriguez Lopez Productions catalog[edit]

RLP001 Cryptomnesia
RLP002 Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare (by Zechs Marquise)
RLP003 Xenophanes
RLP004 Solar Gambling
RLP005 Los Sueños de un Hígado
RLP006 Ciencia de los Inútiles
RLP007 Sepulcros de Miel
RLP008 Octahedron (by The Mars Volta) - vinyl only
RLP009 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & John Frusciante
RLP010 Un Escorpión Perfumado
RLP011 N/A
RLP012 Sin Sin Sin (by Le Butcherettes)
RLP013 Cizaña de los Amores
RLP014 Tychozorente
RLP015 N/A
RLP016 N/A
RLP017 N/A
RLP018 Mantra Hiroshima
RLP019 Dōitashimashite
RLP020 N/A
RLP021 Telesterion
RLP022 N/A
RLP023 Getting Paid (by Zechs Marquise)
RLP024 Before Gardens After Gardens (by Big Sir)
RLP025 Noctourniquet (by The Mars Volta) - vinyl only
RLP026 Un Corazón de Nadie
RLP027 Octopus Kool Aid
RLP028 Saber, Querer, Osar y Callar
RLP029 Touch But Don't Look (by Deantoni Parks)
RLP030 The Sentimental Engine Slayer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist Chart History - The Mars Volta". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  2. ^ "The Mars Volta discography". Australian charts. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  3. ^ "The Mars Volta discographie" (in Dutch). Belgian charts. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  4. ^ "The Mars Volta diskografia" (in Finnish). Finnish charts. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  5. ^ "The Mars Volta discografie" (in Dutch). Dutch charts. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  6. ^ "The Mars Volta discography". New Zealand charts. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  7. ^ "The Mars Volta diskografi" (in Norwegian). Norwegian charts. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  8. ^ "Diskografi The Mars Volta" (in Swedish). Swedish charts. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  9. ^ "Diskographie The Mars Volta" (in German). Swiss charts. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  10. ^ "Chart Stats - The Mars Volta". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 

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