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Xenophanes (44:47)

Release Date: September 28, 2009

Produced By: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Recorded: December 2008

Label: Rodriguez-Lopez Productions

Album Information

According to Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Production's Myspace, Xenophanes is:
"A conceptual journey through life, death, and re-birth, the album tells the story of a selfish and judgmental female caseworker who falls in love with a male client, only for him to die soon thereafter. Over the course of eleven subsequent lifetimes, the woman experiences life from every conceivable vantage point as her soul evolves, thereby allowing the maturity and eventual letting-go of her ego which in turn enables the realization that the man was, and always has been, her father spirit."

Liner Notes

all music, lyrics, and vocal melodies written, arranged, and directed by omar rodriguez lopez
performed by marcel rodriguez lopez, thomas pridgen, juan alderete de la peña, ximena sariñana rivera, and omar rodriguez lopez
additional keyboards by mark aanderud

all songs ® hija de lola (ascap)

xenophanes was recorded on the e-clat portable disaster unit in zapopan, mexico and at electric lady studios in new york city in december 2008 by isaiah abolin, ian shea, and lars stalfors. it was mixed by lars stalfors, mastered by howie weinberg, contains a photo by rich costley, and the original art layout & design of sonny kay. RLP enquiries: cathy pellow at sargent house. este álbum va dedicado y existe en celebracion de cedric bixler zavala y ximena sariñana rivera, quienes siempre han creido en mi y me han empoyado a ser mi verdadero yo. gracias.

Band

  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - producer, guitars, lead vocals
  • Juan Alderete de la Pena - bass
  • Thomas Pridgen - drums
  • Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez - percussion, keyboards
  • Mark Aanderud - additional keyboards
  • Ximena Sarinana - supporting and lead vocals