It’s been years now — just about two, judging from the sun. OM have done their time in the desert, and ever-changing, are returned. Today, they say, God is Good. Are you surprised? Perhaps you’ve haven’t understood what OM was saying to you. But perhaps you felt something. It’s true that the one way pursued by Om leads in many different directions. It is a mystic path. Songs come from innumerable sources, filtering through the external and the internal. Om albums are rituals, personal convictions transcripted into verse. Playing the music is visceral, emotional, a catharsis of soul and spirit. As the ghat liberates soul from body to the ultimate, so too do Om strive to disengage from the finite object of their objective mortal self to rest in the empty and timeless witness. And in doing so, they seek to release you as well. As ever, dynamic relationships and the slow building of mood are attenuations that shape the structures of God is Good. With careful microscopic increase, the energy grows through the four songs, leading towards moments that one could interpret…revelation? Oblivion? Awakening?
- Drag City