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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Om : Pilgrimage 2007




Om is a " Psychedelic - Avan Gard " duo formed in 2003  by the rhythm section of the disbanded Stoner doom metal band "Sleep".

Their sound in this album is near Pink Floyd  "Ummagumma " and Heavy Metall allucinations .
Full of magic mushrooms , hyrnotic sounds and distorted guitars .

The band's first three albums feature Al Cisneros on vocals and bass and Chris Hakius on drums . Their music is similar in structure to Tibetan and Byzantine chant.

In December 2007 the band performed in Jerusalem , Israel . Their performance lasted for over five hours .

A portion of that show was released on 12" vinyl by Southern Lord "OM - Live at Jerusalem." Their 2007 album Pilgrimage was chosen as Mojo Magazine's Underground Album of the Year.

On January 31, 2008 Hakius left the band[ and was replaced by drummer Emil Amos , of Grails. 



Om have since released Gebel Barkal - a 7" 45 for Sub Pop's Singles Club , a live vinyl-only LP Conference Live on Important Records, and on September 29 , 2009 their 4th full-length studio album God is Good was released by Drag City.

On May 27, 2011 Drag City records confirmed on their web site that the band are currently working on a new album which should be out sometime in 2012 .

The sparingly named Om reunites the oft-heralded Sleep rhythm section of Al Cisneros (bass, vocals) and Chris Haikus (drums); but this time, rather than producing monolithic stoner/doom metal, the duo is focused on a softer, if no less hypnotic brand of drone rock, partly infused with monastic and Tibetan chanting.

Since reconnecting in 2004, the duo has released its epic sonic meditations in the shape of split EPs with the likes of Current 93 and Six Organs of Admittance, and albums like 2005's Variations on a Theme, 2006's Conference of the Birds, and 2007's Pilgrimage.


The sparingly named Om reunites the oft-heralded Sleep rhythm section of Al Cisneros (bass, vocals) and Chris Haikus (drums); but this time, rather than producing monolithic stoner/doom metal, the duo is focused on a softer, if no less hypnotic brand of drone rock, partly infused with monastic and Tibetan chanting. Since reconnecting in 2004, the duo has released its epic sonic meditations in the shape of split EPs with the likes of Current 93 and Six Organs of Admittance, and albums like 2005's Variations on a Theme, 2006's Conference of the Birds, and 2007's Pilgrimage. ( allmusic.com review )
Tracks
1. Pilgrimage
2. Unitive Knowledge of the Godhead
3. Bhima's Theme
4. Pilgrimage ( Reprise )

1 comment:

  1. amazing stuff. behind the universe

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