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3.95 | 19 ratings | 1 reviews | 26% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Fresh Air (Live) (17:31)
2. Birds of Texas (2:31)
3. Partitur (0:22)
4. La Poulie (6:38)
5. Chlorophyl (8:04)
6. Lights Flicker (5:40)
7. Fish (Live) (11:25)

Total Time 52:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Jean-Hervé Peron / composer & performer
- Werner Diermeier / composer & performer

- Maxime Manac'h / performer
- Barbara Manning / performer
- Beata Budkiewicz / performer
- Braden Diotte / performer
- Juergen Engler / performer
- Michael Day / performer
- Robert Pepper / performer
- Ulrich Krieger / performer
- Ulrike Stöve / performer
- Ysanne Spevack / performer

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Combination of live and studio recordings captured during a 2016 tour of the USA

Artwork: Jeanne-Marie Varain

CD Bureau B ‎- bb254 (2017, Germany)

LP + CD Bureau B ‎- bb254 (2017, Germany) Full album on both media

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FAUST Fresh Air ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(26%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (37%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams
4 stars Real experimental just like "Why Don't You Eat Carrots", my first surprise ... this golden phrase should be appropriate for the Krautrock legend FAUST. "Fresh Air", released in 2017, is filled with colourful sound variation, completely without any restraint by authentic rock scene. This attitude of theirs could be thought as kinda antitheses against everything nowadays, I guess ... as if they claimed "pop music must go to hell" all around the album.

The first over 17 minute titled extremity is a cynic of sound. This crazy one reminds me exactly of "Esplanade" by Fille Qui Mousse, flooded with sensual female voices and irritable, irregular noises. Inorganic danceable rock rhythms here and there amongst noises are such a comfort, in that the audience should get immersed. "La Poulie" has tribal, ethnic percussion and spelling shouts in the same vein of Brast Burn's Debon. Obviously got freakout 'with strong intention'.

On the other hand in the following track "Chlorophyl" we can feel of downtempo psychic agents via repetitive sticky melodies with slimy saxophone sounds. Surprising at noticing some rap / hiphop essence via "Lights Flicker" (of course not simply progressive rap music but artistic hallucinogenic avantgarde electronika, we can call it as). Through the last "Fish" we can find kaleidoscopic appearance of pelagic fishes beneath the sea (normally appearance of a pelagic fish is not colourful but monotonous, so this texture might be sorta cynical presentation by FAUST I suppose).

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