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Pharaoh Overlord

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3.91 | 14 ratings | 1 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Slow City (9:54)
2. Mangrove (9:07)
3. Mystery Shopper (10:23)
4. Transatlantic (7:11)
5. Alcohol (Blue Flame) (8:13)
6. Landslide Non Stop (9:50)

Total Time 54:51

Bonus track on 2016 LP release:
7. Mystery Shopper / Mangrove (Live *) (14:51)

* Recorded 25.03.2016 at Dynamo, Turku, Finland.

Line-up / Musicians

- Janne Westerlund / guitar
- Jussi Lehtisalo / bass, guitar, Fx
- Tomi Leppänen / drums

Releases information

Ektro Records EKTCD Ektro Records - EKTRO-010CD (2000, Finland)

2xLP Hydra Head Records ‎- HH666-215 (2016, Finland) With a bonus Live track, new cover

Digital album

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PHARAOH OVERLORD Pharaoh Overlord ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Eetu Pellonpaa
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars As I had read a praising review of this vintage styled record, I went to buy it from the local record shop specialized in old progressive music. The shopkeeper warned me when I gave him the money, that he personally didn't understand this stuff. I believe that an appreciation to minimalism and the state of trance are required to be able to like this record, which has six ca. ten minutes long simple improvisational runs on different rhythms, varying from very slow beat ("Alcohol (Blue Flame)") to faster grooves ("Mangrove"). The album's sound is dominated by a low fuzz stoner rock guitar, and mantra like static musical vision, evolving carefully and with strict discipline. Though this music might be labeled as underground and hard to get into, I would question its accessibility's difficultness. At least those of my friends who are interested of electronic trance music liked this album very much. I think it could be seen as an organic version of some kind of trance techno music, like the sounds of another hypnotic Finnish band Hidria Spacefolk. I had liked to listen this whilst driving long distances on the motorway, as it's then easy to meditate this record from the beginning to the end. If this monotonic transcendental music is your cup of tea, I recommend this album for you warmly, as I consider it as a release of high quality.

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