by Black Bubblegum

Om in Brooklyn 9/23/08

On September 8th, Drag City will proclaim that God is Good. The duo of Al Cisneros (who recently played his final show in Sleep) and Emil Amos (also of Grails/Holy Sons) will release their new four track LP of that name, their first LP together and the first Om LP since 2007's Pilgrimage. More details on the Steve Albini-produced album to come.

Transmissions in SinaiIn addition to the new Om album, Al Cisneros has also helmed a new compilation for Arthur Magazine. Entitled Transmissions from Sinai and featuring art from the legendary Arik Roper, the disc contains contributions from some of the usual Cisneros suspects (Current 93, Scott Kelly, Holy Sons, Grails, Wino) as well as previously unreleased tracks from J. Mascis, Six Organs of Admittance, Lichens, and Sir Richard Bishop. The full tracklisting is below. For more information and to order that disc, head to Arthur.

A few contributors to Transmissions From Sinai will be in NYC in the VERY near future! Lichens has a show at Cake Shop on June 15th with New Zealand's Bachelorette and Pikelet.

     Sir Richard Bishop
Sir Richard Bishop

Arthur CD contributor, Sun City Girl, and Om's Drag City label-mate, Sir Richard Bishop double teams NYC in the coming days, with a show on June 13th at The Studio @ Webster Hall with Zaimph, and then two nights later with Bill Callahan (and a BV photo show) at MHOW. Sir Richard Bishop's new album THE FREAK OF ARABY was released by Drag City in May. All of his tour dates are below.

Om's previously mentioned live document, Live Conference, will be released (vinyl only!) via Important Records in the coming weeks.

Current 93 recently dropped Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain, as well as Monohallucinatory Mountain, the mono version of said record. Pick that up at David Michael Tibet's site. Spanning eight tracks over it's 53+ minutes, the LP features contributions from James Blackshaw, William Breeze (ex-Coil), Ossian Breeze (Coil), Rickie Lee Jones, Matt Sweeney, Andrew WK, Sasha Grey, and many many others.

Holy Sons (aka Emil Amos of Om / Grails) recently dropped Drifter's Symphony

Grouper recently toured with Animal Collective, and has a few additional tour dates in the Northwest laid out through the summer.

All tour dates and stuff below...

Recorded in March 2009 by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago.
Track listing:
1. Thebes
2. Meditation is the Practice of Death
3. Cremation Ghat I
4. Cremation Ghat II

curated by AL CISNEROS (Om, Sleep)
Track listing:
1. Lichens - "Kopernik Trip Note" (previously unreleased)
2. Linval Thompson - "Wicked Babylon"
3. Grouper - "Everyone in Turn"
4. Current 93 - "Mockingbird"
5. Scott Kelly - "The Ladder In My Blood"
6. Quixotic - "The Breeze"
7. Hush Arbors - "The Valley"
8. Mia Doi Todd - "Night of a Thousand Kisses"
9. Six Organs of Admittance - "Bar-Nasha" (previously unreleased)
10. Holy Sons - "Drifter's Sympathy"
11. Pantaleimon - "At Dawn"
12. Grails - "Acid Rain"
13. Sir Richard Bishop - "Almeria" (previously unreleased)
14. J. Mascis - "War" (previously unreleased)
15. Wino - "Silver Lining"
16. Alpha & Omega - "David and Goliath"

6/11 Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporian Paris, France
6/13 Parc de la Villa Bernasconi Geneve, Switzerland
6/15 Cake Shop New York, NY
6/27 St. Mary's Hamilton Village @ University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA**
6/29 Lakeshore Theatre Chicago, IL**
*with Bachelorette, Pikelet
**with Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jun 27 2009 Northern Olympia, Washington
Jul 2 2009 The Wail Portland, Oregon
Jul 18 2009 Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia
Jul 24 2009 PDX Pop Now Portland, Oregon
Aug 20 2009 Backspace Portland, Oregon
Sep 5 2009 Mendocino Mendocino, California
Sep 17 2009 Seattle Seattle, Washington
Sep 19 2009 Music Fest NW Portland or Seattle
Sep 19 2009 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, California

Sir Richard Bishop - 2009 Tour Dates
Thu June 11 Baltimore, MD The Talking Head Club
Fri June 12 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
Sat June 13 New York, NY Studio at Webster Hall
Sun June 14 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Bill Callahan)
Tue June 16 Easthampton, MA The Rendezvous
Wed June 17 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs
Thu June 18 Portland, ME Space Gallery
Sat June 20 Montreal, QB Canada Lab Synthese
Sun June 21 Toronto, ON, Canada Music Gallery
Mon June 22 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
Tue June 23 Pittsburgh, PA Your Inner Vagabond
Wed June 24 Louisville, KY Skull Alley
Thu June 25 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Fri June 26 Iowa City, IA Picador
Sat June 27 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Tue June 30 Seattle, WA Crocodile
Wed July 1 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Thu July 2 Eugene, OR University of Oregon Campus
Fri July 3 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

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