Above: Page from article on Om in Arthur No. 22, published May 2005. Photograph by Lars Knudson, design by W.T. Nelson. Bassist/vocalist Al Cisneros on left. Drummer Chris Hakius, pictured right, has since left the band. Note Black Sabbath altar.
Ah! The closing instrumental cut from the forthcoming Om album, God Is Good, out September 29 via the great Drag City Records of Chicago. Emil Amos, of Grails fame, is Om’s new drummer…
Download: “Cremation Ghat II” – Om (mp3)
Om are playing shows over the next couple of months, including a seven-date East Coast jaunt with Six Organs of Admittance, who also have a new album out on Drag City. (Listen to new Six Organs music here.)
Om’s Al Cisneros and Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny in conversation: The Way of the Riff, from Arthur No. 27.
A new song by Six Organs of Admittance, “Bar Nasha,” is featured on Al Cisneros’ multi-artist 2009 compilation for Arthur, Transmissions From Sinai, now available from Arthur’s easy-to-use mail-order store. Also featured on Transmissions is “Kopernik Trip Note,” a new song by Lichens, who will be opening for Om and Six Organs on the aforementioned East Coast swing, and “Acid Rain,” by Grails. Yeah!
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