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3 stars "Faust IV" is as the title suggests the 4th full-length studio album by German Krautrock act Faust and the groupīs 2nd album released through Virgin Records. The album was released in September 1973.

After the wild experiments on the preceeding album "The Faust Tapes (1973)" Faust settled on a more conventional krautrock style on "Faust IV". The album opens with the aptly titled "Krautrock" which with itīs repetitive beats and noisy/psychadelic sounds qualifies as one of the best examples of the style. With itīs 11:47 minutes long playing time the track overstays itīs welcome a bit but itīs still a strong track. The rest of the album continues with tracks that are more or less krautrock styled (repetitive beats and psychadelic sounds) but some tracks also feature noisy electronic manipulation elements which is a trademark for Faust. The English language vocals are rather stoned sounding and mostly repetitive in nature.

The sound production is very strong, just as the case have been on all previous albums by Faust. Upon conslusion "Faust IV" is a good quality album by Faust and itīs by far their most accessible album out of the first four, but when that is said I prefer both the debut album "Faust (1971)" and the second album "So Far (1972)" over this one. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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