2009 release from The Mars Volta guitarist/producer/writer/arranger. The addictive melodies and passionate execution of each performance render Old Money perhaps the most accessible of his non-Volta recordings, and the perfect entry point to anyone not yet familiar with what this prolific artist has to offer. The album fits comfortably between the guitarist's monumental work with The Mars Volta, and his prior rock-based solo releases. Loosely based on the concept of exploitative industrialists and, well, their old money, the album presents a 10-track collection of concise Rock compositions, which range from Progressive to Psychedelic to downright funky. Many of these sounds could easily be at home on a Volta record.