Ciencia de los Inútiles

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Ciencia de los Inútiles
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Studio album by Omar Rodríguez-López
Released February 14, 2010
Genre Acoustic, folk jazz, experimental
Length 36:21
Label Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Producer Omar Rodríguez-López
Omar Rodríguez-López solo chronology
Solar Gambling
(2009) Solar Gambling2009
Ciencia de los Inútiles
(2010) Ciencia de los Inútiles2010
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & John Frusciante
(2010) Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & John Frusciante2010
Omar Rodríguez-López chronology
(2009) Octahedron2009
Ciencia de los Inútiles
(2010) Ciencia de los Inútiles2010
Sin Sin Sin
(2011) Sin Sin Sin2011
Vinyl release cover
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 [1] 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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lunes" ("Monday") – 4:31
  2. "Viernes" ("Friday") – 4:12
  3. "Miércoles" ("Wednesday") – 5:27
  4. "Noche Día" ("Night Day") – 4:47
  5. "Martes" ("Tuesday") – 3:56
  6. "Jueves" ("Thursday") – 6:24
  7. "Sábado" ("Saturday") – 3:52
  8. "Domingo" ("Sunday") – 3:17


Release history[edit]

Format Date Label
Digital February 14, 2010 Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Vinyl June 1, 2010 Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions


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