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Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López (born September 1, 1975) is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, writer, actor and film director.

He is known for being the guitarist and band-leader of the Mars Volta from 2001 until their breakup in 2012, and is the guitarist for the alternative rock groups At the Drive-In, Antemasque and Bosnian Rainbows.

He was also the bassist for the dub band De Facto. He has embarked on a solo career, both in studio and in concert, frequently described as experimental, avant-garde and/or progressive. He has collaborated with numerous artists spanning from John Frusciante to El-P.

Discography Edit

  • A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume One (2004)
  • Omar Rodriguez (2005)
  • Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo (2007)
  • The Apocalypse Inside of an Orange (2007; as Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quintet)
  • Calibration (2007)
  • Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus (2008)
  • Minor Cuts and Scrapes in the Bushes Ahead (2008)
  • Old Money (2008)
  • Megaritual (2009)
  • Despair (2009)
  • Cryptomnesia (2009; as El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez)
  • Los Sueños de un Hígado (2009; Live; as Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group)
  • Xenophanes (2009)
  • Solar Gambling (2009)
  • Ciencia de los Inútiles (2010; as El Trio De Omar Rodriguez Lopez)
  • Sepulcros de Miel (2010; as "Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quartet")
  • Tychozorente (2010)
  • Cizaña de los Amores (2010)
  • Mantra Hiroshima (2010)
  • どういたしまして (Dōitashimashite; 2010; live; as Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group)
  • Un Escorpión Perfumado (2010)
  • Telesterion (2011; compilation)
  • Un Corazón de Nadie (2012)
  • Saber, Querer, Osar y Callar (2012)
  • Octopus Kool Aid (2012)
  • Equinox (2013)
  • Woman Gives Birth To Tomato! (2013; as Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group)
  • Unicorn Skeleton Mask (2013)
  • ¿Sólo Extraño? (2013)
Collaborations
  • Please Heat This Eventually (EP) (2006; as Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Damo Suzuki; featuring Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group)
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Lydia Lunch (EP) (2007; as Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Lydia Lunch; featuring Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group)
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Jeremy Michael Ward (2008; as Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Jeremy Michael Ward)
  • The Burning Plain soundtrack (promo only) (2008; as Hans Zimmer and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez)
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & John Frusciante (2010; as Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and John Frusciante)
  • Faust & Omar Rodriguez Lopez Live at Clouds Hill (2012; part of Live at Clouds Hill box set; as Faust and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez)
  • Birth of a Ghost (2017; with With Lions)
With Startled Calf
  • I Love Being Trendy (1993)
With At the Drive-In
  • Acrobatic Tenement (1996)
  • El Gran Orgo (1997)
  • In/Casino/Out (1998, re-release 2004)
  • Vaya (1999, re-release 2004)
  • Sunshine / At the Drive-In (2000)
  • Relationship of Command (2000, re-release 2004)
  • This Station Is Non-Operational (2005)
  • in•ter a•li•a (2017)
  • Diamanté (2017)
With De Facto
  • 456132015 (2001)
  • Megaton Shotblast (2001)
  • How Do You Dub? You Fight For Dub, You Plug Dub In (2001)
  • Légende du Scorpion a Quatre Queues (2001)
With The Mars Volta
  • Tremulant (2002)
  • De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003)
  • Live (2003)
  • Frances the Mute (2005)
  • Scabdates (2005)
  • Amputechture (2006)
  • The Bedlam in Goliath (2008)
  • Octahedron (2009)
  • Noctourniquet (2012)
With Le Butcherettes
  • Sin Sin Sin (2011)
  • Cry Is for the Flies (2014)
With Bosnian Rainbows
  • Bosnian Rainbows Live at Clouds Hill (10" EP) (2012; part of Live at Clouds Hill box set)
  • Bosnian Rainbows (2013)
  • TBA (2018)
With Kimono Kult
  • Hiding in the Light (2014)
With Antemasque
  • Antemasque (2014)
  • Saddle On The Atom Bomb (2018)
With Crystal Fairy
  • Crystal Fairy (2017)
Guest appearances
  • Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three by Various Artists (Produced by Henry Rollins) (2002)
  • Shadows Collide With People by John Frusciante (2004)
  • Inside of Emptiness by John Frusciante (2004)
  • Curtains by John Frusciante (2005)
  • Radio Vago by Radio Vago (2005)
  • "Live Private Booths" by Alavaz Relxib Cirdec (uncredited) (2005)
  • The Phantom Syndrome by Coaxial (2005)
  • Stadium Arcadium by Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)
  • I'll Sleep When You're Dead by El-P (2007)
  • New Amerykah Part One by Erykah Badu (2008)
  • Leslie White by Taka Takaz (2009)
  • Sympathy for Delicious OST by Burnt the Diphthongs (2010)
  • Negativa by Hour of the Monarchy (2010)
  • Entren Los Que Quieran by Calle 13 (2010)
  • The Golden Age of Knowhere by Funeral Party (2011)
  • Ximena Sariñana by Ximena Sariñana (2011)
  • Tercer Solar by Apolo (2014)
As producer
  • El Gran Orgo by At the Drive-In (1997) co-produced with Bryan Jones and other members of at the Drive-In
  • Sunshine / At the Drive-In by at the Drive-In (2000) co-produced with other members of at the Drive-In
  • De-Loused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta (2003) co-produced with Rick Rubin
  • Live by The Mars Volta (2003) co-produced with Cedric Bixler-Zavala
  • A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume 1 (2004)
  • Frances the Mute by The Mars Volta (2005)
  • Scabdates by The Mars Volta (2005)
  • Omar Rodriguez (2005)
  • Radio Vago by Radio Vago (2005)
  • Amputechture by The Mars Volta (2006)
  • Please Heat This Eventually (2007)
  • Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo (2007)
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Lydia Lunch (2007)
  • The Apocalypse Inside of an Orange (2007)
  • Calibration (2007)
  • The Bedlam in Goliath by The Mars Volta (2008)
  • Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Jeremy Michael Ward (2008)
  • Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus (2008)
  • Minor Cuts and Scrapes in the Bushes Ahead (2008)
  • Old Money (2008)
  • Megaritual (2009)
  • Despair (2009)
  • Cryptomnesia (2009)
  • Octahedron by The Mars Volta (2009)
  • Terra Incognita by Juliette and The New Romantiques (2009)
  • Los Sueños de un Higado (2009)
  • Xenophanes (2009)
  • Solar Gambling (2009)
  • Ciencia de los Inútiles (2010)
  • Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante (2010)
  • Sepulcros de Miel (2010)
  • Tychozorente (2010) co-produced with Elvin Estela
  • Cizaña de los Amores (2010)
  • Mantra Hiroshima (2010)
  • どういたしまして (Dōitashimashite; 2010)
  • Un Escorpión Perfumado (2010)
  • Telesterion (2011; compilation)
  • Sin Sin Sin by Le Butcherettes (2011)
  • Noctourniquet by The Mars Volta (2012)
  • Un Corazón de Nadie (2012)
  • Saber, Querer, Osar y Callar (2012)
  • Octopus Kool Aid (2012)
  • Equinox (2013)
  • Woman Gives Birth To Tomato! (2013)
  • Unicorn Skeleton Mask (2013)
  • ¿Sólo Extraño? (2013)
  • Guardián by Apolo (2015)
  • A Raw Youth by Le Butcherettes (2015)
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