Ex-Sleep post-stoner-doomers Om continue to promote their third release Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is the release that has showcased the drone-driven duo in their most daring hour to date. With a successful tour of the Midwest under their belts on the album and praise seeping in from both cult and mainstream press on the album, more dates have been slated, bringing this mantra-manipulating twosome back to the East Coast, followed by several dates in Israel and Europe with more to follow.

OM live aktions…
11/13/2007 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington DC w/Grails, Jack Rose
11/14/2007 Europa – Brooklyn NY w/Grails, Jack Rose
11/15/2007 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia PA w/Grails, Randall Of Nazareth
11/16/2007 Knitting Factory – New York NY w/Grails, Kirk Fisher
11/17/2007 The Loft – Brattleboro VT w/Witch, Grails, Jack Rose
11/18/2007 Middle East (upstairs) – Boston, MA w/Grails, Jack Rose

12/05/2007 Uganda Club – Jerusalem, Israel
12/06/2007 Levontin Club – Tel Aviv, Israel
12/08/2007 Minehead, UK – ATP Festival as curated by Portishead

Three new songs featuring OM’s unique use of riff, cadence and chant comprise the duo’s new album Pilgrimage. Lyrical themes address the processes of mind, psychic reality, astral and causal planes of being, and the nature of the soul. Pilgrimage was recorded and engineered by Steve Albini at his Electrial Audio studios in Chicago and produced by the band. Mastering was handled by Bob Weston (also of Shellac). Motifs that were initiated on the band’s previous album are continued here unabated.

Of particular note is how much the song-writing has developed and in turn makes the dynamics of the songs much more intensely powerful. The present journey finds the band expanding their vision into new territories.

“…the band’s most calming and spiritual sounding work yet.” – Metalreview.com

“…the soundtrack as you explore the metaphysical unknown.” – Stonerrock.com

“…a satisfying and rewarding album.” – Brainwashed.com

“…it’s bricks-heavy resonance and soul-cleansing abstraction in the same breath.” – Themetalminute.com

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