Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography




From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Faust Live in Edinburgh album cover
3.22 | 9 ratings | 2 reviews | 22% 5 stars

Write a review

Buy FAUST Music
from partners
Live, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Opener (1:51)
2. Allerdings Weisst Du (13:48)
3. Drachentoter (9:09)
4. Largo (9:32)
5. Was Soll Das (8:00)
6. Druck - Walk Under Pressure (10:23)
7. Water Impression (4:59)
8. w.b.d (11:32)

Total Time: 68:24

Line-up / Musicians

- Hans Joachim Irmler / organ, electronics
- Lars Paukstat / percussion
- Michael Stoll / bass
- Steven Wray Lobdell / guitar
- Werner Diermeir / drums

Releases information

CD Klangbad FLI 3 (Germany)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy FAUST Live in Edinburgh Music

More places to buy FAUST music online

FAUST Live in Edinburgh ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

FAUST Live in Edinburgh reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Syzygy
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Since their reunion in the early 1990s, there have been two versions of Faust in action; one featuring bassist Jean Herve Peron, and the other keyboard player Hans Joachim Irmler, with drummer Werner 'Zappi' Diemaier playing in both. This album is one of 2 live sets from 1997, both by the Irmler version of the band with essentially the same line up that would subsequently record Ravvivando - guitarist Steve Wray Lobdell also played in the Peron version of the band resposible for Rien.

The reviewer who was present at the gig summed the music up nicely; drums and percussion are well to the fore, with the grinding industrial rhythms that would characterise Ravvivando very much in evidence. There are some lighter touches along the way, with nods to the band's roots in the early days of krautrock and some almost psychedelic passages in between the piledriver rhythmic assaults and squalls of electronic noise. There are also occasional vocal interjections that recall some of Christian Vander's more blood curdling utterances in Kobaian, but this is principally an instrumental album. There's a sense of space that is sometimes missing from Ravvivando's densely packed grooves, but the band never relax into self indulgent jamming - they're tightly focussed and at the top of their game.

Recently made available as a downloadable album on emusic, this is a worthy addition to your collection if you're into Krautrock, and fans of post rock experimentalism may find it intriguing as well. What you don't get is the visual impact of the band on stage, and of course the innovative studio wizardry that Faust elevated into a fine art is absent, but this album is ample proof of how powerful Faust can be in concert. The sound quality is good but not exceptional. Well worth checking out.

Latest members reviews

3 stars For your interest: I was lucky enough to see this gig, and there must have been a good mix of excitable neophytes (me) to converts in the audience. What I got ( I don't have the recording, so this is strictly my recollection, chaps) was a pummelling but strictly controlled hypnotisch neo-in ... (read more)

Report this review (#32631) | Posted by | Friday, March 11, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of FAUST "Live in Edinburgh"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.