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3 stars This album is more same kind of compilation of unreleased Faust recordings from seventies as 'Munic and Elsewhere' than really their last album from those days when they disbanded. In the album cover is said this is recorded in 1971, but not sure about that. Also some parts of this were early released in two e.p:s. Really don't understand album name, had the record company then some information Faust will not reunite ever? 'The Faust Party' would have been better name. The same record company also released same year 'Seventy One Minutes Of...' that has this album and 'Munich and Elsewhere' in CD. But unlike 'M & E', this album has lots of material heard in different versions in two Faust seventies albums.

'Party 2' starts the album and it's different version of 'J`al Mal Aux Dents' that is part of excellent 'The Faust Tapes'. 'Party 8' is short, calm but very cheerful instrumental piece played by keyboards. 'Psalter' sounds to me to be exactly same as 'L'uft...Heisst Das Es L'uft Oder Es Kommt Bald...L'uft' in 'Faust IV', there is even that clock ticking in the end. 'Party 7' is unheard, aggressive collage track not to be taken too seriously. 'Party 5' is the last track in a-side and is the least interesting one. It has only drums and percussions with some sound experimentations.

B-side starts with 'Party 1' that is the greatest track in this album. It has something common with 'No Harm' from 'So Far'-album, but is still totally different piece. Hard to believe this very electro track is really recorded in 1971. 'Party 3' has at first helicopter-like electro noise, but then starts instrumental version of 'Giggy Smile'. 'Party 6' is short experimental human talking piece. Last 'Party 4' is again unheard collage piece with many different, but awesome atmospheres.

As a huge Faust-fan really like to give this four stars just because this mostly includes just so great music. But when I am honest, this really isn't 'excellent addition to any progrock music collection' just because this includes so little material you can't find anywhere else in any form. But this is anyway really good, although it's essential only Faust-fans. So it's three.

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Posted Friday, August 14, 2020 | Review Permalink

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