AL CISNEROS’ OM Mixing First New Album In A Decade

Om, the band fronted by Sleep bassist and vocalist Al Cisneros, is about to start out mixing their first new album since Advaitic Songs in 2012. In a chat with Bass Participant about his five-string Rickenbacker basses, Cisneros reveals the information whereas additionally extolling the virtues of getting a low B string. And it is best to completely take the man’s recommendation on basses, too – he is Al Cisneros. Dude guidelines.

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“I really like their five-strings, and since about 2010, I have been utilizing them increasingly more. You’ll be able to solely tune down a four-string thus far, and I do not consider that these drop-tuning gadgets actually do something. I believe they’re only a approach to promote extra strings. Additionally, if you wish to maintain the tonality of the instrument, in addition to the motion that you simply’re used to taking part in on the fifth string, you want a correct five-string bass.”

“I solely use a 5 for just a few songs right here and there: On the brand new Om album, which we’re about to start out mixing, it is on a few longer items. I’ve one from the Nineties that they made on the primary run, and the 4003S5 that they launched with the broader fretboard. I believe I choose the newer mannequin.”

Within the meantime, Cisneros not too long ago launched his dub 7″ Suicide Of Judas/Akeldama alongside the announcement of a career-spanning 7″ field set named Sinai Dub Field (2012​-​2022). Examine all of it out right here.

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