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FAUST

Faust

 

Krautrock

3.80 | 146 ratings

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Bj-1
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4 stars It's not easy to find out what this album is really about except for being one of the most bizarre recordings I've ever laid my ear on. After a listen to the ProgArchives sample of the opening cut I ordered this album thinking it would be interesting to hear the whole thing. After the first spin in my CD player (in the middle of the night, mind you) I was left completely puzzled and almost disturbed. It was unlike anything I've heard before it and it blew my mind both sonically and mentally. Very trippy, very psychedelic, very original and very, experimental!

The album is very dominated by electronic and percussive sound effects, used creatively throughout. The music is never predictable, but also suffers slightly from the use of the "cut'n'paiste" technique though it doesn't really matter here and while the whole album was recorder under heavily influence of pot and booze (it says so in the booklet!) the result is strange, but facinating and highly enjoyable in the end. Particular highlights is the wonderfully disturbing "Why Don't You Eat Your Carrots?", which settles the mood perfectly in the beginning before bursting into a deranged series of psychedelic circus music, off the wall chanting and gritty fuzz guitars, and believe me; it sounds completely different than what I described. This album is not for the faint of heart, but definitely for the adventurous listener. 4.5/5

Bj-1 | 4/5 |

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