― peepee (peepee), Friday, 28 May 2004 15:54 (sixteen years ago) link
― mcd (mcd), Friday, 28 May 2004 16:04 (sixteen years ago) link
― peepee (peepee), Friday, 28 May 2004 16:06 (sixteen years ago) link
― mcd (mcd), Friday, 28 May 2004 16:17 (sixteen years ago) link
― el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Friday, 28 May 2004 16:43 (sixteen years ago) link
― peepee (peepee), Monday, 25 April 2005 13:06 (fifteen years ago) link
pharoah overlord. still don't own it yet tho. -- hstencil (hstenc!...), April 25th, 2005
― peepee (peepee), Monday, 25 April 2005 14:14 (fifteen years ago) link
LAIVAUS 17 IS A BRAIN MELTER!!
― ddb (ddb), Monday, 25 April 2005 15:16 (fifteen years ago) link
― Andrew exL, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 18:40 (fifteen years ago) link
b/ how many albums do they have in total???
― peepee (peepee), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 18:34 (fourteen years ago) link
― Ian John50n (orion), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 18:41 (fourteen years ago) link
― drone/a/saur (william), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 19:40 (fourteen years ago) link
― mcd (mcd), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 19:49 (fourteen years ago) link
HOLLA! damn that sounds dope.
― M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 27 July 2005 19:50 (fourteen years ago) link
New album Siluurikaudella out now on Ektro.
A bit wary given the description, but we shall see/hear...
Pharaoh Overlord – masters of rigid hypnotic riffing and overlords of rock'n'roll repetition – surprise everybody on their latest offering by propelling themselves head first into three lengthy surreal partitures. Instead of the familiar avalanche of distortion and metronome-like drumming, Siluurikaudella offers a sound that has been stripped of all traces of rock music.Has the ever-present riff disappeared? Is it still buried somewhere beneath the unpredictable textures woven by three guitars, drums and bass? Are the results too obscure for rockers? Too avant-garde for jazz connoisseurs? This is 100% Pharaoh Overlord!
Has the ever-present riff disappeared? Is it still buried somewhere beneath the unpredictable textures woven by three guitars, drums and bass? Are the results too obscure for rockers? Too avant-garde for jazz connoisseurs? This is 100% Pharaoh Overlord!
― krakow, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 11:09 (ten years ago) link
I heard it last night. It's different. Kept waiting for the riffs that never came.
― pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 14:37 (ten years ago) link
Can't say they haven't warned us of something a little different with the write-up. Will be ordering it tonight anyway.
― krakow, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 18:49 (ten years ago) link
did you check your email today?
― pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 18:52 (ten years ago) link
Indeed. Thanks for the thought.
― krakow, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 19:12 (ten years ago) link
― ḉrut (crüt), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:53 (seven years ago) link
^ ! stunning ! ^
That album is SO AWESOME
― ILE Wet Treeship Night (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:17 (seven years ago) link
OK so the new album has members of Faust and Demilich. I want it now.
― my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 6 May 2018 01:47 (two years ago) link
Anybody else listening to "5"? I really disliked it the first time, but it's starting to settle in nicely. There's this effect that Circle/Pharaoh Overlord have on me sometimes, that put them in a rare class, where their music can just make me smile without being overtly cute or funny. The song, "Transgenic Papaya" starting about two minutes in, where for the next two minutes they bring these elements in that all fit so well together and it just clicks in such a pleasurable way - but there's this cheesiness to some of the sounds that is just so unmistakably them
― beard papa, Thursday, 17 October 2019 23:35 (eight months ago) link
I haven't heard this or any of the newer Circle-related things as I've basically stopped listening to all music that isn't opera/classical the past few years, but I did hear the one track on soundcloud and it was superb of course.
After spending like 15+ years obsessed with these Finnish artists, I think the thing to keep in mind above all with regard to Circle/PO is that rhythm is the subject matter, the point, the raison d'être, and everything else is so much decoration/ornamentation on top of that. When it comes to their chosen form, the ingredients that are usually the point of music are in fact merely icing on the rhythmic cake as it were. Theirs is secretly as close to legit metamusic -- post-modern self-referential music about music -- as performed music gets I think, even more so then the compositions of similarly bloody-minded minimalist composers like Reich and Glass, or Neu! or Can, or whomever -- Jussi & co.'s work being more devoted, more alive, more flexible, more subtle, more righteous, more risky, and more deeply felt. Its stealthy simplicity, and their clearly unshakeable conviction in the power of the rhythmic aspect of music, opens a marvelously malleable revolving door to infinite complexity and variation. If a listener takes the rhythm in PO/Circle for granted, as if theirs is normal harmony-oriented song-centered chord progression music, then I think that listener is very much in danger of missing the forest for the trees... YMMV of course, ha!
In my opinion, for what little it's worth, they're quite simply the best rock band in the world, and have been for quite some time now -- and close to peerless.
― liam fennell, Friday, 18 October 2019 12:45 (eight months ago) link
I finally got my copy of 5 from Ektro and I really like it! There are so many great little moments.
― soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 20:35 (seven months ago) link