Pharoah Chromium (DE)

Ghazi Barakat, the man behind the golden mask, is a German-Palestinian musician and performer who defines his project as “meta music for meta people in a meta world”. Named after a song of the band Chrome, Pharoah Chromium takes inspiration from diverse sources: free jazz, rituals from the ancient past and the near future, the dream syndicate, science fiction novels and neo-brutalistic architecture groups like Archizoom and Superstudio.

Sound wise, Ghazi Barakat moves in waters close to the German sound of the psychedelic avant-garde of the 70's and the industrial bands of the early 80's, on top of which he uses an assorted choice of instruments from the Middle to the Far East. His Electric Cremation LP does smell of ethno doom spirit.