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3 stars The fourth Momentaufnahme album, and probably the last as I feel like now the band is kind of scraping the bottom of the barrel with these archival releases.

You can only do so much of these albums before you kind of run out of juice, that's why this is probably one of the only Momentaufnahme records that I consider to be 'mid'. Not bad like the first one, but this certainly doesn't end this little saga of albums with a bang.

A lot of the songs here are pretty alright. I wouldn't say any of them are too bad, aside from Schwindebek III and Beglückte Schlagbohrmaschine, but also there is nothing I'd call stellar. I think 25 Yellow Doors and Das Meer might be a bit better than most of the tracks here, mainly because they are a bit interesting compared to the rest of the record. We Are The Hollow Men is also neat, almost having this proto-hip hop beat and rhythm, which I think is pretty funny since years later they would actually make a rap album. There are certainly no boring songs on here, but I do not think I quite like them as much as other songs that Faust has made.

Apologies for the more negative review, it's just I think the band is running the well dry here, and I kind of want to see more actual new recordings from them, rather than stuff that was put on shelves 50 years ago. At least this year they did release a live version of Border River off of ,,Daumenbruch'', which is pretty neat.

Best tracks: 25 Yellow Doors, Das Meer, We Are The Hollow Men

Worst tracks: Schwindebek III, Beglückte Schlagbohrmaschine

Dapper~Blueberries | 3/5 |


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