In the end of the eighties 8-bit video game consoles, from Nintendo and Sega, dominated in the TV-couches. But newer and more powerful technology was on it’s way, and Triangle Corp. had developed a game console, shaped as a pyramid, Pharaoh-12, which could boast with 12 bits.
The intent was to start marketing Pharaoh-12 in 1989 and 12 original games was developed for the launch. The music to these games was created by Swedish composer Norddan Fox. Unfortunately Triangle Corp. failed to find the necessary investors in time to be able to mass produce the unit. Soon the new 16-bit consoles took over the market and the entire project died.
Norddan Fox’ music was hidden away and forgotten during a long time, until Petter Lindhagen, from Tired Tape Machine, convinced Norddan to let the world hear the songs. Together they started the label Feeder Recordings and a couple of months ago they released the album “Songs from the Pharaoh-12″.
Listen to one of the tracks here below and listen to the entire album on Feeder Recordings’ Bandcamp page.