Farao is Norwegian pop songbird & multi-instrumentalist Kari Jahnsen, who releases her debut album Till It’s All Forgotten on September 11th via Artist & Crafts (North America) and Full Time Hobby (UK/EU). Shimmering with depths of determination and sorrow, Jahnsen composed and performed all instruments except brass and drums on Till It’s All Forgotten’s ten songs, touching upon celestial pop, R&B and haunting brass melodies.
Farao’s army of tools – guitars, synths, organs, glockenspiel, sitar – dance at her fingertips, interwoven with vocals to create a suite of music that is otherworldly and entirely her own. “Hunter” shimmers with starry electronics churning against an inexorable underbelly of rhythm. The brooding “Bodies” thunders over rugged terrain, its knotted path smoothed by Farao’s stoic voice.
Produced by Mike Lindsay (of Tunng) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Lana Del Rey, Cass McCombs).
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