Friday, November 23, 2007

Omar Rodriguez Lopez - 2007/2008 - Calibration (is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)



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http://www.myspace.com/omarcalibration

"Calibration (is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far) is the forthcoming debut rock/electronic fueled solo record from Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. The CD, LP and digital download is set to be released on December 15, 2007 in Japan and in February-March 2008 in the US and UK & Europe through N20 Records an underground American indie label known for hard hitting drum and bass, J-pop, rockstar turntablism, metal jungle, west coast hip hop, reggae and dubstep.

The "Calibration" album found a home after Mars Volta bassist Juan Alderete linked up Omar and longtime friend Nate "N8loc" Shimizu of N2O Records. "We both are into hard drum breaks, heavy electronic music and pressing records old school analog style, on all kinds of rare dope colored vinyl. Omar's concept of the 2 part album is an original artistic piece that fit perfectly into the sound we've been breaking. Look out for some all-star producers and artists on the 2 albums," says Shimizu.

To complete the original album, the cover art was created by renowned San Francisco graffiti artist GREY, a childhood friend of Rodriguez-Lopez. An exciting "luck and key pushing" follow-up album featuring remixes of songs from the album will be released later in 2008 featuring Omar's friends and artists from the N2O Records roster."

Calibration's All Star Personnel

* Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (Mars Volta, At The Drive In, De Facto) – guitar, synthesizer
* Cedric Bixler-Zavala (Mars Volta, At The Drive In, De Facto) - vocals
* John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - vocals
* Juan Alderete (Mars Volta, Racer X, Big Sir, Vato Negro) – bass
* Money Mark (Beastie Boys) – keyboards, synthesizer
* Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) - drums
* Tina Rodriguez - Voice
* Adrian Terrazas Gonzales - Woodwinds and percussion
* Kim Humphreys - Violin
* Marcel Rodriguez Lopez - Drums, synths, and percussion
* Sara Gross - Saxophone

http://www.myspace.com/omarcalibration

"Special Omar Calibration Dubplates
We just wanted to announce we are going to release some super-collector special exclusive limited... maybe only 5 of these likkle analog dubplates (one-time cut record thanks to our special friends at http://myspace.com/turnstylerecords) with a special short N2O Records analog to analog direct to disc mini-mix edit of some of the songs from Calibration. We will have a cutting session before we leave to Tokyo 11/28/07 to promote the Calibration-celebration in Japan and have the dubs ready for you all to add to your complete-ist super-collection, get ready Calibrate on this one! More details to come."

OFFICIAL TRACKLISTING
ARTIST: OMAR RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ
TITLE: CALIBRATION" (IS PUSHING LUCK AND KEY TOO FAR)
LABEL: N2O RECORDS
FORMATS: CD, LP, DIGITAL
RELEASE DATES: DECEMBER 15, 2007 (JAPAN), EARLY 2008 (NORTH AMERICA, S. AMERICA, U.K., EUROPE)

1) MEXICO
2) EL MONTE TAI
3) UNA CED LACERANTE
4) CALIBRATION...
5) GREY (CANCION PARA EL)
6) GLOSA PICARESCA WOU MEN
7) SIDEWALK FINS
8) LICK TILTING POPPIES
9) CRTAR EL CUELLO
10) ...IS PUSHING LUCK
11) LAS LAGRIMAS DE ARAKUINE

For more information or press inquiries please contact N2O Records at 1.323.965.2234 Email: n8@earthlink.net or n2orecords@yahoo.com Website:
www.myspace.com/omarscalibration

http://www.myspace.com/omarcalibration