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Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Sworn Virgins album review

Album Review

Uneasy listening from a Mars Volta man returning to his roots

In terms of productivity, The Mars Volta and At The Drive-In’s brilliant, whippet-hipped guitar wizard Omar Rodriguez-Lopez makes Steven Wilson look like a bone idle layabout.

Sworn Virgins is the first in a series of 12 albums to be released throughout the second half of the year on a bi-weekly basis. These albums were recorded between 2008 and 2013, charting Rodriguez-Lopez’s work while he was based in Zapopan, Mexico, and his eventual return to El Paso, Texas. And Prog says that if Sworn Virgins is anything to go by, it’s very much the sound of a man exploring his own mental and creative space in glorious isolation.

A man exploring his creative space in glorious isolation.


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