Dark and sensual second from experimental Norwegian.
Three years on from Till It’s All Forgotten, a debut that veered from First Aid Kit-like fragility to trip-hoptype flourishes, and Kari Jahnsen’s second outing as Farao is a darker yet more danceable proposition. On opener Marry Me, she insists that “every passion will have a spectator” over syncopated electro beats that feel equally exposed, while Luster Of The Eyes offers a sumptuous, unsettling mix of bumpy percussion and discordant melodies. Cluster Of Delights, meanwhile, alternates zither strings and Soviet-made synths to lush effect. What it lacks in earworms – with even the catchiest refrains served with a side of introspection – it makes up for in its intoxicating portrait of desire.
Listen To: Marry Me | Truthsayer | Luster Of The Eyes