Thursday, August 12, 2010

Faust - Faust IV (1973)

Faust IV is a 1973 album by the pioneering German krautrock group Faust. The opener "Krautrock" is a drone-based instrumental where the drums kick in only after seven minutes, whilst later tracks such as "The Sad Skinhead" and "Jennifer" employ more conventional songwriting techniques. The medley including "Picnic on a Frozen River, deuxième tableau" is a rework of a track from the previous album Faust So Far. The closing track "It's a Bit of a Pain" combines both styles, utilising noise during its chorus. The album was recorded at the Manor Studios in England. As the sessions took too long to complete, producer Uwe Nettelbeck opted to complete the album with material that was recorded at previous sessions in Wümme, Germany. These additions include "Krautrock" (previously aired on the John Peel show) and "It's a Bit of a Pain" (previously released as a single in Germany). - Wikipedia

Werner "Zappi" Diermaier – Drums 
Hans Joachim Irmler – Organ 
Jean-Hervé Péron – Bass 
Rudolf Sosna – Guitar, Keyboards 
Gunter Wüsthoff – Synthesiser, Sax

1. Krautrock (12:00)
2. The Sad Skinhead (2:30)
3. Jennifer" – 7:00
4. Just a Second / Picnic on a Frozen River, Deuxième Tableau (3:00)
5. Giggy Smile (8:00)
6. Läuft... Heißt das es läuft oder es kommt bald... Läuft (8:00)
7. It's a Bit of a Pain (3:07)


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