Electric Cremation

Electric Cremation
Author: Pharoah Chromium
Publisher: Grautag Records
Language: -
Pages: -
Size: 31 x 31 cm
Weight: 470 g
Binding: -
Price: €23.00
Product Description

Electric Cremation by Pharoah Chromium
Double LP, Grautag Records

Is a project by GHAZI BARAKAT, a Berlin musician and transformist, mostly known as a performance oriented rock'n'roll singer in bands such as the Golden Showers, Boy from Brazil, the Assassinations. Pharoah Chromium took its name from a Chrome song to create an entity channeling meta-music that goes beyond the usual conventions of his musical past. A sound-fiction novel where machines are used like life support devices. A cardiopulmonary bypass playing the soundtrack of your life. You have the right to turn it off! Electric Cremation is the third release of Grautag Records, a label initiated and run by french contemporary artist Nicolas Moulin, who is also and always responsible for the artwork of the releases. Mainly based on improvised and edited sessions with samples of internal and external sources and live instruments. The album has been recorded and mixed by Tim Gane in his studio Neu-Kölln.

The double lp is divided in four sides. ATOMIC SIDE: A musical reflection on the nuclear disaster of Fukushima. Contains a hebrew interpretation of the Elli et Jacno song "L'age atomique, suite et fin" by Israeli filmmaker Rebeca Ofek. FERAL SIDE: Five vignettes that deal with neo-brutalistic ideas, science-fiction, after-life and the occult. GHOST SIDE: Pharoah Chromiums interpretation of new age and world music with strong Kraut influences. ARABIC SIDE: Where the concept of Ethno-Doom reaches epic proportions. Shedding light and shadows on stereotypical fears of Islamophopbia. Based on 12 loops of two Turkish Saz-players from Kreuzberg, with concrete contributions from Tim Gane on the Voyager.

Album comes in a gatefold sleeve.

Country: France
Released: 02 Dec 2011
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Experimental
Mastered by Norscq (Paris)
Artwork: Nicolas Moulin

Music, lyrics, written and performed and pre-produced by Pharoah Chromium except "l’age atomique suite et fin" (composed by E.Meideros & Jacno).