Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)

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Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)
Calibrationcover.jpg
Studio album by Omar Rodríguez-López
Released December 15, 2007
Recorded 2005 in Amsterdam – 2007
Genre Experimental rock, acid jazz, electronica
Length 53:33
Label Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Producer Omar Rodríguez-López
Omar Rodríguez-López solo chronology
The Apocalypse Inside of an Orange
(2007)
Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)
(2007)
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Jeremy Michael Ward
(2008)
Omar Rodríguez-López chronology
Amputechture
(2006)
Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)
(2007)
The Bedlam in Goliath
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Artist direct 4/5 stars link
Twisted Ear 4/5 stars link
Alternative Press 3/5 stars

Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far) is the fifth studio album by Omar Rodríguez-López, and the fourth released in the "Amsterdam series".[1] The album was released in Japan on December 15, 2007 with a following U.S. release later on February 5, 2008, merely a week after The Mars Volta's The Bedlam in Goliath. The album art was illustrated by graffiti artist GREY, a childhood friend of Rodriguez-Lopez's.[2] According to the label, the original title given to them by Omar was "Calibration Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far" but the "Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far" part of the title appeared nowhere on the physical release.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mexico" – 3:00
  2. "El Monte T'aï" – 2:33
  3. "Una Ced Lacerante" – 2:47
  4. "Calibration" – 3:36
  5. "Grey (Canción para Él)" – 3:29
  6. "Glosa Picaresca Wou Mên" – 3:27
  7. "Sidewalk Fins" – 6:32
  8. "Lick the Tilting Poppies" – 5:17
  9. "Cortar el Cuello" – 3:24
  10. "...Is Pushing Luck" – 8:11
  11. "Las Lágrimas de Arakuine" – 11:11

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Japan December 15, 2007 /Re-Issued April 25, 2011 N2O Records
United States February 5, 2008 /Re-Issued April 25, 2011 N2O Records
United Kingdom February 25, 2008 /Re-Issued April 25, 2011 N2O Records
United States (2LP vinyl) November 11, 2008 N2O Records

Sales[edit]

Calibration was Omar's second album to chart on a Billboard music chart and his highest charting yet, peaking at #29 on the Top Heatseekers chart [1].

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