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4 stars Jean Herve-Peron left Faust after their great "You Know Faust"album. Zappi and Joachim Irmler continued without him taking new members into band and making two excellent albums. They also make collaboration album with hiphop artist Dälek. After that came collaboration album with Nurse With Wound, but there was again Herve-Peron with Zappi and no Irmler. Irmler still also continued some time with members left in other Faust, so some time there were two Faust´s. But Zappi´s & Herve-Peron´s Faust has been the only active band recent years. In this album they found to be as twice, so they made this album without any others participating and there came also album name. To me it sounds most pieces are recorded live with very minimal overdubbing.

"Gerubelt" starts album in a very shamanistic, powerful way. There is just drums, bass and distorted guitar. Next "80Hz" is very experimental and has both very noisy & silent parts. "Sur Le Ventre" is greatest piece in this album. It´s again very shamanistic and has strong beat and bass. "Cavaquinho" & "Gammes" are really acoustic pieces, the latter one has great "mountain jam". "Nähmaschina" starts with weak hits to the drums and scratching, soon you hear also sewing machine & some strings sounds. A-side ends into "Nur Nous" that is first really quiet with piano and some drum sounds, but ends noisy.

In "Palpitations" there is first analog electro sound where comes string sounds and silent drum beats. Then drums tighten and in the end you hear all kinds of exciting sounds. "Der kaffee Kocht" has just sawing and some percussions. First I thought this piece little boring, but when not taking it very serious it has worked. "Eeeeeeh..." has great bass riff and trumpet, it reminds little Finnish band called "Motelli Skronkle". "Ich Bin Ein Pavian" is most cheerful piece, even Herve-Peron starting a little laugh when speaking the funny words of this piece. Last "Ich Sitze Immer Noch" is quiet melodic piece with the sounds of rain in the end of it. Beautiful ending of this really good album!

Pink Floyd tried to do album with household objects, but didn´t succeeded. This is not also fully that kind of album, but closest I have heard. There has been reviews from newer Faust albums that said Faust should change. Well, I am glad there still are bands, that not trying to be desperetaly in this time, instead making just music they like to make. Also I think every Faust album is little bit different, but sounding still just Faust. This is their most acoustic album. Really the album isn´t as great as their greatest albums, but sure four stars album!

Mortte | 4/5 |


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