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FAUST

Faust

 

Krautrock

3.88 | 234 ratings

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jamesbaldwin
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5 stars And here's to you Faust!

What a lovely debut!!!

The first song, "Why don't you eat carrots (9:31)": in the beginning Faust mentions the trumpets of All You Need Is Love, and the guitar riff of Satisfaction of the Rolling Stones, then there are other crippled sounds. In the beginning this piece recalls Revolution n. 9 of the Beatles but the substantial difference is that here there is, under the noises, a more organic musical work, then it becomes a crazy stuff by a band of music hall. Despite being in its essence an instrumental song, there are also the vocals of Florentine Papst who sings goliardic choruses. It is avant-garde, very abstract. Rating 8,5/9.

Second song "Meadow Meal (7:30)" This piece is more obsessive than the preious one, and it is based on a rhythmic level and then becomes rarefied and abstract. A kind of noisy symphonic poem. Rudolf Sosna e and Arnulf Meifert particular voices,, and the synthesizer played by Wusthoff and the drums played by Diermeier are essential for this kind of music. Rating 8,5.

End of Side A. Third song, " Miss Fortune (Live *) (13:51) This one starts as a very speedy space rock, then around five minutes becomes a very German martial cabaret (vocals by Peron and Diermeier) , which however has an interesting rhythmic progression with percussion, then around ten minutes it changes again and becomes even more experimental with synthetic sounds that they seem to chirp of birds and then the last part, very noisy, loses a little the paroxysmal charm of the previous one. The question is: "Are we supposed to be or not to be?" Very Strange. Rating 9.

This album, in my opinion, is a little masterpiece of fantasy and inventiveness, where Goethe, Wagner, Stockhausen are just around the corner. Chamber music, experimental music, confusion, noise music, Existential philosophical music developed with the ingenuity of a child.

Small masterpiece. Rating 9. Five stars.

jamesbaldwin | 5/5 |

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