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FAUST

Faust

 

Krautrock

3.81 | 145 ratings

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1 stars This is another krautrock album. Krautrock is my least favorite progressive rock subgenre and this album still confirms it. The Faust album has VERY little interesting things to offer. On "Why don't you eat carrots", there are some dissonant RIO elements that make this track the best of the 3 ones; one can notice the psychedelic voice similar to the ones on Pink Floyd's "Fearless". Some relaxing piano parts having a very good sound really contrast with the overall gross sound & arrangements. There is a very intimate German conversation between a man & a woman. "Meadow meal" is VERY irritating and disoriented, with TONS of bizarre sounds: from the metal can hit with a spoon to the inoffensive electric guitar having a sound similar to a puff through a filiform leave that you place between your thumbs! The organ-like solo in the end is not bad. Finally, the last track, "Miss fortune", breaks the limits of what is bearable in terms of sounds, voices and effects: this track is VERY, VERY, VERY annoying and irritating: it consists in unprecedented cacophonic random arrangements that go nowhere: there are still the psychedelic voices a la Pink Floyd's "Fearless". I compared this record to the band Can: at least Can is more rhythmic and sustained. On the other hand, Faust are pretty similar to the 2 worst tracks of Can's Tago mago: "Aumgn" and "Peking O".
greenback | 1/5 |

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