Ciencia de los Inútiles
|Ciencia de los Inútiles|
|Studio album by Omar Rodríguez-López|
|Released||February 14, 2010|
|Genre||Acoustic, folk jazz, experimental|
|Label||Rodriguez Lopez Productions|
|Omar Rodríguez-López solo chronology|
|Omar Rodríguez-López chronology|
|Vinyl release cover|
Ciencia de los Inútiles (English: Science of the Useless) is the fourteenth solo album by Omar Rodríguez-López, this time under the name El Trío de Omar Rodríguez-López. It was released for download on February 14, 2010  via the Rodriguez-Lopez productions website, along with a limited pressing of 1,000 copies on vinyl.
Featuring Ximena Sariñana on vocals and Aaron Cruz Bravo on double bass, Ciencia de los Inútiles is the first completely acoustic album by Rodriguez-Lopez, with only occasional electric guitar playing and no percussion. According to the liner notes, the album was written and recorded live with little to no overdubs in 3 days, each song having been conceived just before recording. No more than 3 takes were allowed for each song, first take having been used as final in most cases.
The song titles (except "Noche Dia") correspond with Spanish names for each day of the week. Though they start with Monday (Lunes) and end with Sunday (Domingo), the titles are not in day order otherwise. Initially, track listing for the digital release on Bandcamp had the tracks ordered according to days of the week, with "Noche Día" ending the album, however they were later re-shuffled for unknown reasons; vinyl release also featured the new track list.
An official music video was released for the track "Miércoles" on February 27, 2010.
- "Lunes" ("Monday") – 4:31
- "Viernes" ("Friday") – 4:12
- "Miércoles" ("Wednesday") – 5:27
- "Noche Día" ("Night Day") – 4:47
- "Martes" ("Tuesday") – 3:56
- "Jueves" ("Thursday") – 6:24
- "Sábado" ("Saturday") – 3:52
- "Domingo" ("Sunday") – 3:17
- Omar Rodríguez-López − guitars
- Ximena Sariñana Rivera − vocals, Rhodes
- Aaron Cruz Bravo − double bass
|Digital||February 14, 2010||Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions|
|Vinyl||June 1, 2010||Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions|