|Variations on a Theme|
An original vinyl press with the original hype sticker.
|Studio album by Om|
|Released||February 14 2005|
|Recorded|| 2004 at The Groove Room (Recording)|
Take Root (Mixing) in San Rafael, California (Recording)
San Francisco, California (Mixing)
|Genre||Stoner Metal, Experimental|
|Producer||Billy Anderson, Om|
| Debut Release |
| Variations on a Theme |
| Conference of The Birds |
Variations on a Theme is the debut studio album by Om, released in 2005 via Holy Mountain Records. It was billed as the return of Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius, the former who had not appeared on any recorded music since Dopesmoker in 1996.
When Om had formed in 2003 and a buzz was created among the stoner rock scene, the band had at some point recorded a practice tape. Cisneros' girlfriend at the time got the band in contact with Holy Mountain Records' John Whitston, who quickly signed them and found them the time to record. Around the same time the band had performed their first shows at the Bottom of The Hill and The Independent in San Fransisco.
The album was released on Cd and vinyl with the band performing a string of shows around the California area and one appearance in New York.
All music and lyrics by Om.
- 1. On The Mountain At Dawn - 21:16
- 2. Kapila's Theme - 11:56
- 3. Annapurna - 11:52
- Al Cisneros - Bass, Vocals
- Chris Hakius - Drums
- Billy Anderson - Engineer, Producer
- Vadim - Additional Engineering
- Tina Gordon - Photography
- Earl Kuck - Artwork
|Current Members||Al Cisneros • Emil Amos • Tyler Trotter|
|Past Members||Chris Hakius • Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe|
|Studio Albums||Variations on a Theme • Conference of the Birds • Pilgrimage • God Is Good • Advaitic Songs|
|Splits||Inerrant Rays of Infallible Sun (Blackship Shrinebuilder) • Om / Six Organs of Admittance|
|Singles||Gebel Barkal • Addis Dubplate • Gethsemane Dubplate|
|Live Albums||Live at Jerusalem • Live Conference • Live • BBC Radio 1|
|Associated Bands and Artists||Sleep • The Sabians • Shrinebuilder • Grails • Phantom Family Halo • Holy Mountain Records • Billy Anderson • David V. D'andrea|