Album artwork for 6 by Pharaoh Overlord

The band's current duo of Tomi Leppanen and Jussi Lehtisalo first channeled their love of krautrock-damaged
monomania into synth-driven motorik soundscapes on 2019's 5, yet this new exploration is a step way beyond, into a chilly and captivating electronic panorama. Beholden to the melodies and textures of Kraftwerk yet also the cinematic austerity of EBM and the effervescent pulse of classic Italo-pop, it's further abetted by fierce and corrosive vocals from longtime collaborator and Sumac/Isis/Old Man Gloom seer Aaron Turner, which stand atop these futuristic serenades not unlike the fevered delivery of a dystopian hellfire preacher. The result, richly coherent yet startling even for the unpredictable world of this band, arrives like a series of otherworldly epiphanies. The opening "Path Eternal"€™ sets its stall out in style, marrying Moroder and Mayhem with a hint of the apocalypse manifesto of Skinny Puppy lurking in the middle distance. "€˜Arms Of The Butcher" is a strident anthem for a modern pandemonium, "€˜Blue Light Hum" meanwhile comes on like a robotic Neu! summoning end-credits euphoria. And most audaciously of all, "Without Song All Will Perish"€™ takes the urbane yet decadent sound of Voulez-Vous-era ABBA and reinvents it as a venomous disco Gotterdamerrung. True to form, like a brightly underlit disco dancefloor flashing out a warning of danger, the alchemical force of 6 is equal parts hedonistic rapture and dark revelation. Let him who have understanding reckon the number of the beat, for it is a human number. Its number is 6.

Pharaoh Overlord

6

Rocket Recordings
Album artwork for 6 by Pharaoh Overlord
LP +

$30.99

Yellow
Released 07/09/2021Catalog Number

LP-LAUNCH-216

Album artwork for 6 by Pharaoh Overlord
CD

$15.99

Released 12/11/2020Catalog Number

CD-LAUNCH-216

Pharaoh Overlord

6

Rocket Recordings
Album artwork for 6 by Pharaoh Overlord
LP +

$30.99

Yellow
Released 07/09/2021Catalog Number

LP-LAUNCH-216

Album artwork for 6 by Pharaoh Overlord
CD

$15.99

Released 12/11/2020Catalog Number

CD-LAUNCH-216

The band's current duo of Tomi Leppanen and Jussi Lehtisalo first channeled their love of krautrock-damaged
monomania into synth-driven motorik soundscapes on 2019's 5, yet this new exploration is a step way beyond, into a chilly and captivating electronic panorama. Beholden to the melodies and textures of Kraftwerk yet also the cinematic austerity of EBM and the effervescent pulse of classic Italo-pop, it's further abetted by fierce and corrosive vocals from longtime collaborator and Sumac/Isis/Old Man Gloom seer Aaron Turner, which stand atop these futuristic serenades not unlike the fevered delivery of a dystopian hellfire preacher. The result, richly coherent yet startling even for the unpredictable world of this band, arrives like a series of otherworldly epiphanies. The opening "Path Eternal"€™ sets its stall out in style, marrying Moroder and Mayhem with a hint of the apocalypse manifesto of Skinny Puppy lurking in the middle distance. "€˜Arms Of The Butcher" is a strident anthem for a modern pandemonium, "€˜Blue Light Hum" meanwhile comes on like a robotic Neu! summoning end-credits euphoria. And most audaciously of all, "Without Song All Will Perish"€™ takes the urbane yet decadent sound of Voulez-Vous-era ABBA and reinvents it as a venomous disco Gotterdamerrung. True to form, like a brightly underlit disco dancefloor flashing out a warning of danger, the alchemical force of 6 is equal parts hedonistic rapture and dark revelation. Let him who have understanding reckon the number of the beat, for it is a human number. Its number is 6.