om Conference of the Birds (pic disc LP, £16.75)label: Holy Mountain
the second album from OM: comprised of two songs that build on om’s use of cyclical rhythm, riff, and vocal intonation, “conference of the birds” blends metal, chant, drone, dub and psychedelia. the duo’s lyrics expound upon the structure of the universe, potentiality, and freedom from the physical body. engineered by billy anderson and produced by the band, this album progresses beyond their debut, “variations on a theme”, with more fully realised songwriting and production. om is al cisneros and chris hakius, rhythm section of legendary sludge and stoner rock pioneers, sleep.
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