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Nik Turner and Youth: Pharaohs From Outer Space

Read "Pharaohs From Outer Space" reviewed by Chris May


Pharaohs From Outer Space is one of three albums launching British experimental / ambient label Painted Word. The label has been formed by post-punk band Killing Joke's bassist Youth, who describes the album--which he produced and co-headlines with Nik Turner, saxophonist with psychedelic space-rockers Hawkind--as “a nod to Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane." It is mellifluous, multi-layered, chill-out music which sits comfortably with Brian Eno's dictum that good ambient music does not demand the listener's attention, but that it rewards ...


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