credit: Maxime Imbert

Farao - Marry Me

Pure-O, the new LP by Kari Jahnsen --aka Farao --is a prog-pop exposition on the curious dichotomy between beauty and destructiveness in sex and relationships, observing “How so often the thing that sparks our passions is the constant need to hide from one to find the other.” The Berlin-via-Norway musician notes, “I've felt like that. Like an addict seeking a fix.” Farao creates the world of Pure-Owith a neon pool of synthesizers, zither, drums, and soaring vocals, seamlessly referencing ‘90s R&B and the untapped goldmine of Soviet disco.

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Genre: Pop
Subgenre: Avant / Experimental
From: Oslo, NORWAY