In the 1970s, the experimental rock band was Faust. Rival groups Can and Neu! may have defined the signature motorik beat of Krautrock, but Faust embodied its spirit. Welding together a coarse pastiche of mechanized clangor, musique concrete, whimsical pop, and maximal and minimal rock, they were able, for a very long time, to exclusively claim a vast terrain of experimental music as their own. The entire 80s-era industrial genre owes them a debt, starting with Einsturzende Neubauten, yet few of the bands that followed them were able to duplicate Faust’s cavalier exuberance, conceptual aggression, dizzying breadth, or drug-soaked élan.
Add to that bushels and bushels of mystique. Their records were some of the best ever... Read More
Rock, Progressive, Krautrock, Experimental, Ambient/Electronic