Om – Gethsemane Dubplate (2013)

“Rub a dub dub, thanks for the grub – yay God!”

Never thought a Family Guy quote would sum up Al Cisneros’ Om so perfectly, but there we go. “Gethsemane” is possibly the best song on Adviatic Songs (it’s been a minute since I heard that album though), but these dub remixes perhaps expectedly remove the startling urgency with which that beautiful song closes after 8 minutes of pensive meditation and bass groove. Instead, said pensive meditation and bass groove is (once again) perhaps expectedly, the element that is focused on here as the piece is reworked in two separate dub tracks.

I love dub reggae, so this was a nice listen for me. If you’re new to Om, or perhaps not the biggest fan in the world (or of dub music in any way), then this is an item that can skipped.