is the self-titled second solo album by Omar Rodriguez The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and the first in the "Amsterdam series" (written and recorded in the city in early June 2005). Most of the overdubs and mixing were done on the road in September 2005. Gold Standard Laboratories began offering a limited edition vinyl picture disc of this release for mail order in December 2006.
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet, which formed in unison with the release of this record, toured briefly in the Netherlands in the fall of 2005 in support of this new release. Joining then on stage for one performance was Damo Suzuki, for the song " Please Heat This Eventually" which would resurface on the next two releases from the group.
The centerpiece of the album, Jacob van Lennepkade (which was later reworked on
) The Apocalypse Inside of an Orange is named after the street on which Omar lived during its recording. [3 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Een Ode Aan Ed Van Der Elsken" – 3:22
"Regenbogen Stelen Van Prostituees" – 10:06
"Jacob van Lennepkade" – 17:27
"Vondelpark Bij Nacht" – 7:11
"Spookrijden Op Het Fietspad" – 5:03
Translations [ edit ]
"A Tribute to
Ed van der Elsken" "Stealing Rainbows From Prostitutes"
"Jacob van Lennepkade", a street name in Amsterdam. "Kade" is Dutch for
wharf or quay, a street by the water. Jacob van Lennep was a Dutch poet and novelist. "
Vondelpark by Night" "Wrong-way driving on the Bicycle Path"
Personnel [ edit ]
Omar Rodríguez-López – Guitar, Sitar, Bass, Gong, Percussion
Adrián Terrazas-González – Saxophone, Bass clarinet, Percussion
Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez – Drums, Keyboards, Gong, Percussion
Juan Alderete – Bass ( 2)
Jon Debaun – Recording engineer, Bass ( 3)
Cedric Bixler-Zavala – Tambora ( 4) Eric Salas – Drums (
References [ edit ]