dismas / version
if you’re familiar with om’s latest mystical, mantric, metal-free works this solo effort from bassist al cisneros won’t come as too much of a surprise.
bassist/vocalist for heavy music’s most methodical & verbose purveyors of polysyllabic lyrics, om, al cisneros' solo 7” on his own sinai label. cisneros has created a real gem here. various holy men intone god chatter over a sumptuous spread of resonant, sinuous bass peregrinations, vibraphone, cello, congas & tablas. everything is ergonomically optimal, precisely arrayed, & spiritually centred. the b-side, ‘version,’ is slightly slower & more spacious.