Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante

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Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante
Studio album by Omar Rodríguez-López & John Frusciante
Released April 30, 2010
Recorded Spring 2003
Genre Experimental
Length 28:49
Label Sargent House
Rodriguez-Lopez Productions
Producer Omar Rodríguez-López
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(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnik Music 4/5 stars[2]
Sound Colour Vibration Positive[3]
Rate Your Music 3.1/5 stars[4]

Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante is a collaborative studio album by Omar Rodríguez-López, guitarist of The Mars Volta, and the former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, John Frusciante. The record was digitally released on April 30, 2010. It is the twentieth release by Omar, and their second collaboration following 2005's "0=2" vinyl single, which appears on this record along with its b-side, "0". These two tracks have been available digitally since October 3, 2006. This album was a free download with the option to donate for a period of time. All money raised has gone to "Keep Music In Schools".[5] The album can now be downloaded for $3.99.

In December 2010, the album was released on CD in Japan through Sleepwell Records and enjoyed success, ending up on Amazon Japan's bestseller list as #2 in the Music > Alternative Rock and #22 in Music > Rock section.[6]

The album cover and art is from a picture that Omar took of John Frusciante.[7] The guitar featured is one of Frusciante's notable instruments - a 1962 Fender Jaguar.[8]

In September 2012, it was announced that the album was being re-issued through Rodriguez Lopez Productions/Sargent House, this time both on vinyl and CD. The second vinyl pressing is on transparent red vinyl and limited to 1,000 copies, with the first 500 copies ordered containing a 11x17" folded posted designed from the cover of the album.[9]

As of January 10, 2013, the Vinyl reissue had sold out according to Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions' official distributor's website, Hellomerch.com.[10] Therefore, making it the fastest Omar Rodriguez Lopez limited release to sell out (2 months, 10 days from the official release).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "4:17 am" − 3:25
  2. "0=2" − 3:53
  3. "LOE" − 4:42
  4. "ZIM" − 3:56
  5. "VTA" − 3:49
  6. "0" − 4:12
  7. "5:45 am" − 4:57

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Format Date Label
Digital April 30, 2010 Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Vinyl August 15, 2010 Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions
CD (Japan) December 15, 2010 Sleepwell
CD September 13, 2012 Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Vinyl
(reissue)
November 1, 2012 Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions

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