The cover for the Sub Pop single.
|Single by Om|
|Released||August 15 2008|
|Recorded||2008 at Audible Academy (Recording); Salt Mastering (Mastering) in Portland, Oregon; Brooklyn, New York|
|Genre||Stoner Metal, Experimental, Dub|
|Label||Sub Pop Records|
|Producer||Jake Hall; Steve Lobdell; Paul Gold|
|Om single chronology|
| Live at Jerusalem |
| Gebel Barkal |
| Live Conference |
Gebel Barkal is a single released by Om in 2008 via Sub Pop Records. Notably, it's the first Om release to feature current drummer Emil Amos after Chris Hakius' retirement from music that same year.
Shortly after Emil Amos joined Om the band had quickly recorded a single in between tours to hold over fans until the next album was ready to be released.
"(Version)" isn't actually an original song but rather an alternate arrangement of "Gebel Barkal". The term stems from the dub genre, pioneered by King Tubby and Lee "Scratch" Perry and a nod to Cisneros' growing interest in the genre.
Gebel Barkal has been worked into Om's live setup though the arrangement is vastly different and expanded, barely resembling the studio version.
- Gebel Barkal - 4:44
- (Version) - 4:32
- Al Cisneros - Bass, Vocals
- Emil Amos - Drums
- Paul Gold - Mastering
- Jake Hall - Photography, Recording
- Steve Lobdell - Recording
|Current Members||Al Cisneros • Emil Amos • Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe|
|Past Members||Chris Hakius|
|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|
|Associated Bands and Artists||Sleep • The Sabians • Shrinebuilder • Grails • Holy Mountain Records • Billy Anderson • David V. D'andrea|