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3.04 | 6 ratings | 1 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2023

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Danach (0:43)
2. Gegensprechanlage (2:47)
3. Lampe an, tr zu, leute rein! (6:06)
4. Purzelbaum mit anschubsen (0:42)
5. Tte--Tte im schredder (2:46)
6. Dampf (1:02)
7. Testbildhauer (1:09)
8. I Am... An Artist (1:59)
9. Wir wollen mehr volumen kriegen (0:08)
10. Arrampicarsi sul vesuvio (3:14)
11. .und alles durcheinander (4:35)
12. The Fear of Missing Out (4:26)
13. Ma trompette (0:39)
14. As-tu vu mon ombre? (6:38)

Total Time 36:54

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Releases information

Originally part of 2021's Faust Box Set release commemorating the bands 50th anniversary.

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FAUST Momentaufnahme II ratings distribution

(6 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
Poor. Only for completionists (17%)

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Review by Dapper~Blueberries
3 stars Now for the second Momentaufnahme.

Compared to the first, I actually quite like the second one as a much better Faust experience, especially when you take in consideration to their more avant garde elements.

This album has the same quirks of Momentaufnahme I, however, here the more short snippets of weird electronic and avant garde are mostly gone, and in favor we get a nice blend of krautrock goodies that remind me of Faust IV and some other stuff, and very tranquil ambient elements that you'd find off of Faust's first three records.

The thing that makes this album work for me is this intricate balance between the ambiance and krautrock music, going back and forth from one mood to another, but still keeping in touch with one another, even fusing with each other to create this unique mix of krautrock and ambient music, one that I found works to my ears.

Another thing that I like about this album is the various flavors of krautrock on here. You get your usual Faust IV stuff, but I do notice some bits and pieces of the stuff that can be seen with Faust and So Far, and sometimes, like with Arrampicarsi Sul Vesuvio, they go to a more Amon Duul II brand of krautrock, getting a lot more psychedelic in ways. I really enjoy these little krautrock tunes found here, they are not only charming, but fun to listen to.

However, I also feel like there are still some elements that I do not like. The weirder and short songs, as mentioned before, make a return from Momentaufnahme I, however they are a lot less apparent, but still, tracks like Dampf and Ma Trompette are simply skippable, and I think they take me out of the album listening experience quite a bit.

I also feel like these songs do not quite have the same punch as other Faust stuff. I can definitely enjoy and like these songs, but I just feel like they are lacking in that special Faust sauce that makes them truly special. There are definitely good moments to be had, but I do not really think I will revisit this album much compared to other Faust works.

A really solid, if not enjoyable Faust archival record. I won't say this and Momentaufnahme I are absolutely essential listens, but Momentaufnahme II is definitely a nice record in my opinion, one that I do not see any harm in checking out. If you want some neat experiments with krautrock and ambient music, take a look at this.

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