Big Om Update
The Big OM really was a big om. The sound of it continues reverberating within at some subtle, sublime level - and feedback since confirms this is not entirely subjective on my part. All the acts leading up to the OM, Golly, Ju2, John Parkin, Joe Hoare, Sonny Green, Jamie Catto, Hofer66 were world class - I didn’t do too badly myself - and when Felix Buxton on electronics, Ollie on percussion, Tim Wheater, Katie Rose and myself on the Om, and the audience all miked up and filtered and amplified through a most ingenious processor that delayed and pitch-shifted the sound-wave to both preclude feedback and add sub-bass, sounding like a spaceship in flight, and certainly sending a pronounced nod to the background radiation wave, standing there on stage was the most profound sonic, musical, rhythmic, religious experience of my life so far, and I’ve had a few. The one minute silence afterwards was indescribably potent and Basement Jaxx’s set rising up out of that was stupendous, followed, as if it couldn’t get any better, by a remarkable and rare set from Adam Freeland, who’s also been experimenting with Om,s healing frequencies and beats. It’s rare for everything to work, especially with a prototype, but this one definitely did and has confirmed how to develop and progress each aspect of the night for bigger stages in 2013. And I’m on that now.