Thursday, May 13, 2010

Faust - Faust Is Last

Faust is a German krautrock band, originally composed of Werner “Zappi” Diermaier, Hans Joachim Irmler, Arnulf Meifert, Jean-Hervé Péron, Rudolf Sosna and Gunter Wüsthoff, working with producer Uwe Nettelbeck and engineer Kurt Graupner. The group formed in Wümme in 1971 and soon began recording their debut, "Faust”, which sold poorly, but established a devoted fanbase. With a series of early 1970s releases, Faust became one of the most significant bands in the genre that would eventually be known as krautrock.

Faust were arguably the most radical of the groups of their era, using advanced studio techniques and electronics in a way that opened up new possibilities for studio composition. At the time they may not have appeared to have had the same impact as a number of their German peers (notably Kraftwerk, Can and Tangerine Dream), but they are increasingly recognised as the most far-sighted of the German groups of
that era.

(Taken from

Their new and presumably last album. Enjoy!

[ Klangbad | 2010 | Krautrock | VBR | 1:33:51 ]

1. Brumm und Blech - 2:24
2. Imperial Lover - 4:21
3. Feed the Greed - 5:04
4. Chrome - 2:46
5. Soft Prunes - 2:41
6. Nachtfahrt - 2:21
7. Hit Me - 3:40
8. Dolls and Brawls - 1:37
9. Drug Wipe - 5:21
10. Steinbrand - 5:21
11. I Don't Buy Your Shit No More - 2:00
12. Babylon - 4:22
13. X-Ray - 3:33
14. Cluster für Cluster - 0:29
15. Day Out - 2:45
16. Karneval - 7:30
17. Ozean - 5:17
18. SofTone - 5:08
19. In But Out - 7:47
20. GhosTrain - 4:33
21. Vorübergehen - 7:55
22. Primitivelona - 6:56


1 comment:

  1. from the faust news blog

    "SØNDAG 2. MAI 2010

    Faust will not bow out
    With the new release Faust is Last, there has been speculations around the web that this is in fact the last release ever to come out of Faust. In an article about Faust is Last, FACT Magazine uses the headline "Faust bow out after 40 years with Faust Is Last", and in text "According to the band, it will be their final release". In addition, the blog of Play Loud production, who also has released a live Faust dvd, uses the phrase "Faust announce a last record", which is also quoted on the Klangbad info site of Faust is Last.

    No wonder Fact Magazine and others are confused, but others as Freq has noticed that in fact Faust has been separated in two bands for some years, one with founder members Jean-Hervé Peron and Zappi Diermaier as the key members, and one with Joachim Irmler as the key member. Freq writes in their review of the said album: "Irmler (...) has announced that this manifestation of Faust will cease to exist in the near future, and that the two disks of Faust Is Last represent their last will and testament". As of yet, an announcement from Peron & Diermaier of bowing down has not been seen, in fact they are stil touring (UK tour starting 10th of May) and studio work is also on the way."