|Picture taken from Last.fm|
Wow, where do I start? I believe Omar is a true musical genius. I don't think there has been anyone else in the history of music quite like him. I'll admit he has a tendency to go places where very few people are able to follow. That's what happened with me and my love of The Mars Volta. After a certain point I just couldn't listen. But when he is on my level, when he reaches this perfect balance of craziness and mellowness, it is something that is absolutely beautiful to behold. Even though they only released one album, El Trio de Omar Rodriguez-Lopez achieved one of those perfect moments in time that so rarely come along. I have listened to this album over and over, almost like an addict trying to recreate what it was like the very first time I experienced it...
(I apologize to my non-Spanish speaking readers as it is all in Spanish but, I think that the music can still be enjoyed despite this. Ximena's voice is sweet and hypnotic. Also, lyric translations are here.)
This is the full album by the way. Martes is my favorite song on here.