Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Om - Conference of the Birds

2006, Holy Mountain Records

1. At Giza (15:52)
2. Flight of the Eagle (17:27)

Om is a duo formed in 2003 by the rhythm section of the disbanded stoner doom metal band, Sleep. 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 chanting and is rich in rhythm and melody. Their music and lyrics lift off at the beginning and slowly mutate giving a feeling of evolution inside each song. The vocals have a monotone quality, producing, on some tracks, a noticeable hypnotic effect of the sort that tends to be appealing to the devotees of the many various genres of druggishly-bent, “space” music—but which not all music calling itself “stoner rock” necessarily is able to cause. In December 2007, the band performed in Jerusalem, their performance lasting over five hours in duration.


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