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Friday, February 8, 2013

The Mystical Minimalism of OM

Posted by on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:35 AM

(Highline) I know you're not going to believe this, but one of the year's best shows is going to happen at a vegan bistro/bar. Bay Area trio OM have morphed from theosophical doom-metal minimalists to theosophical psych-drone minimalists boosted by an uncorny Eastern mysticism. They're so heavy, they're featherlight. Ain't nobody like 'em. Master guitarist Sir Richard Bishop is a national treasure whose sound is international. He's revivified the ye olde American baroque-folk convolutions of John Fahey and his acolytes, but his 10 dexterous, articulate digits speak fluently in Arabic, Central European, North African, spaghetti western, raga, drone, and other modes, too. Experiencing the fluidity, beauty, and inventiveness of Bishop's playing is spiritually revelatory. See also Stranger Suggests.


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