Variations on a Theme
Om Variations
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
Length 45:04
Producer Billy Anderson, Om
Om chronology
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.[1]

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.

Om - Variations on a Theme (2005) (Full Album)

Om - Variations on a Theme (2005) (Full Album)


All music and lyrics by Om.

  • 1. On The Mountain At Dawn - 21:16
  • 2. Kapila's Theme - 11:56
  • 3. Annapurna - 11:52


External LinksEdit


  1. Archived article via stonerrock.comAccessed 9 December 2016
V·T·E Om
Current Members Al CisnerosEmil AmosTyler Trotter
Past Members Chris HakiusRobert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Studio Albums Variations on a ThemeConference of the BirdsPilgrimageGod Is GoodAdvaitic Songs
Splits Inerrant Rays of Infallible Sun (Blackship Shrinebuilder)Om / Six Organs of Admittance
Singles Gebel BarkalAddis DubplateGethsemane Dubplate
Live Albums Live at JerusalemLive ConferenceLiveBBC Radio 1
Associated Bands and Artists SleepThe SabiansShrinebuilderGrailsPhantom Family HaloHoly Mountain RecordsBilly AndersonDavid V. D'andrea
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