OM + Sir Richard Bishop at The Independent

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM


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Where GOD IS GOOD was the first step in a more ornate and sophisticated direction for OM, ADVAITIC SONGS achieves a level of composition that would’ve been impossible to foresee.

There remains the singularity of purpose that is the core of all OM records, but no single reason can account for this comprehensive nature of their evolution.

On this album the core primary sound of OM remains, yet everything reaches further and becomes more of itself. Whatever drone-doom camp that OM had previously been placed in has been decimated by the sheer imagination and expansive quality of this recording. For a band that has continually followed its own course, and stood alone in its sound and approach, ADVAITIC SONGS for certain, is the band’s most focused, progressive document.

Sir Richard Bishop

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As a founding member of Ethno-Improv Pioneers SUN CITY GIRLS (1981 - 2007), Richard Bishop has spent the last 26 years perplexing, amazing, and alienating audiences. In early 2005, Sir Richard Bishop began extensive touring as a solo artist, performing throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States, armed with only an acoustic guitar. One can perhaps recognize the influences of Django Reinhardt, Jimmy Page, and Ravi Shankar in his playing, though he has fused these and other influential elements into his own unique style.

Sir Richard's solo guitar explorations often reflect the shadow worlds of India, the Middle East and other points along the Gypsy trail. Expect a fair amount of improvisation during live shows, plus there is always a chance he will perform some rarely played Sun City Girls pieces.


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