Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Jeremy Michael Ward is a collaboration between Omar Rodríguez-López and the late Jeremy Michael Ward. It was recorded in May 2001 during the interim period following the demise of At the Drive-Inand the formation of The Mars Volta and originally available only to friends and members of the band in minidiscformat. Approximately 200 copies were originally produced. Ward died on May 25, 2003, and the collaborative album was finally released publicly on June 10, 2008. It features manipulated and processed sounds drawn from field recordings of various objects, activities, and people.