Om: October 11, 2009 Europa – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 12, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Jack Crank at NGNV — more here]

Acidjack Reports:
“San Francisco’s Om bring a new aesthetic to what could traditionally be considered metal, though it can be hard to put a finger on exactly what to call it. With a steady, brooding cadence, Om’s music has little to nothing in common with the speed demon riffage that typifies the genre — which also explains why their record label and fan base seem to fall, for the most part, decidedly in the indie rock camp. They are playing ATP’s ten-year anniversary show this year, after all. For one, Om do not use standard guitars at all, relying instead of vocalist/bassist Al Cisneros’ bass as the only string instrument. As a result, the sound is heavy (at times overwhelmingly so) with the vocals intoned as much as sung. Some have called it “stoner metal,” but that feels reductionist (not to mention lazy). Om’s sound feels very intentional – their musical structure is said to be informed, in part, by Tibetan chanting, and incorporates some samples Eastern instrumentation – and however much THC may enhance the experience, it is hardly a necessity.

Europa – or Club Europa, as it is known on most nights, when it is “Brooklyn’s most popular Polish-American night club” – was at near-capacity for this show, and Om whipped that crowd into a frenzy despite it being an autumnal Sunday night. Europa’s sound team held nothing back, pushing the house system to capacity to reward the audience with a dense wall of sound. Enjoy!”

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Om
2009-10-11
Europa
Brooklyn, NY USA

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: AKG ck91 carded capsules (Busman Active Mod)>custom battery box>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: Clamp to corner of raised soundboard cage, about 11′ above floor level
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (tracking, downsample, set fades)

1. Rays of the Sun/To the Shrinebuilder
2. Meditation Is the Practice of Death
3. Cremation Ghat I
4. Cremation Ghat II
5. Bhima’s Theme (short version)
6. Flight of the Eagle (encore)

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5 Responses to Om: October 11, 2009 Europa – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Scott
    October 13, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Here’s the setlist from the show, if I’m remembering correctly:

    1. Rays of the Sun/To the Shrinebuilder
    2. Meditation Is the Practice of Death
    3. Cremation Ghat I
    4. Cremation Ghat II
    5. Bhima’s Theme (short version)
    6. Flight of the Eagle (encore)

  2. jacc0
    October 19, 2009 at 1:48 am

    very nice!!!!! thank you

  3. juan
    October 20, 2009 at 4:57 am

    just discovered your site, fuckin’ awesome man! thanks a lot for all your effort!
    btw, did you happen to record naam’s show as well?

  4. HiddenHead
    October 27, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Try eq in Winamp: 170hz -7db and 300hz -6db.
    It cleans it up a lot.

    Thanks for the upload, it’s awsome!

  5. t
    November 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    very cool thank you!

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