are the musical collaboration of the multi-instrumentalist Lisa Germano
; Howe Gelb
, the man behind the rock band Giant Sand
; Joey Burns
and John Convertino
, who form the band Calexico
together and have both been members of Giant Sand
The only album to be recorded by OP8 was the highly experimental, Slush. It got high critical acclaim, although was never destined to be a commercial success.