Advaitic Songs is the fifth studio album by the band Om, released on July 24, 2012. The album has received a generally favorable response from both fans and critics, though its reception was more mixed than past works. The album has a 67 on Metacritic, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. As with Pilgrimage and God Is Good, Advaitic Songs’ album cover again visits Abrahamic Iconography. The cover of Advaitic Songs features an image of John the Baptist.
Advaitic Songs was released on CD and, for the first time in OM’s vinyl-issuing history, a deluxe 2x vinyl audiophile version pressed at 45rpm. In 2013, a cassette version was released, as was a cassette version of the band’s 2009 album God is Good.
The primary sound of OM remains, but on this new album they reach further and extend their evolution into areas not heard previously, The use of different instruments on this album adds a much more rounded sound to OM’s arsenal – flourishes of strings, archaic percussion and a sense of wonderment means this is a surreal, yet calming experience, Whatever drone-doom genre that had been hoisted on the duo in years past has been decimated by the sheer imagination, expansive quality, and meticulously detailed arrangements of this new album, OM feature ex-members of the legendary doom outfit Sleep.