Album Review of Pure-O by Farao.

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Pure-O by Farao

Release Date: Oct 19, 2018
Record label: Western Vinyl Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance

70 Music Critic Score
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Pure-O - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

As Farao, Berlin-based Norwegian musician Kari Jahnsen established a trippy, textured mix of folk, rock, and whimsical atmosphere alongside ethereal vocals on her 2015 debut, Til It's All Forgotten. Three years later, her follow-up takes a left turn, though it's a wide rather than a sharp one, retaining much of her off-kilter electro-acoustic sound but recontextualizing it as dedicated alternative dance music. Titled Pure-O, the album was specifically inspired by Soviet disco and an obsession with the era's analog synths.

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