Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez
Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez
Label: Gold Standard Laboratories
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


A Manual Dexterity - Soundtrack Volume 1 is half of a pet project that Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At the Drive-In, De Facto, The Mars Volta) has been recording since 2001. In its entirety, it will comprise the soundtrack for Rodriguez-Lopez's film of the same name. That this project steps back from the structured post-prog of The Mars Volta and bends more toward the esoteric experimentalism of De Facto is unsurprising-- it takes its title from the opening track of De Facto's 2001 LP Megaton Shotblast. What is surprising is that an undertaking of such magnitude and rich detail remains so shrouded in mystery.