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Faust

    Faust is a German krautrock band, originally composed of Uwe Nettelbeck, Hans Joachim Irmler, Zappi Diermaier, Arnulf Meifert, Jean-Herv� P�ron, Gunther Wustoff and Rudolf Sosna.

    The group formed in 1971 (see 1971 in music) and located themselves in the rural setting of W�mme. They secured a lucrative record dealwith Polydor and soon began recording their debut, Faust, which sold poorly but established a devoted fanbase. Dropped by their label, theybecame one of the first acts to sign to Richard Bransen's Virgin Records. With a series of early 1970s releases, Faust became ...read more

    Faust is a German krautrock band, originally composed of Uwe Nettelbeck, Hans Joachim Irmler, Zappi Diermaier, Arnulf Meifert, Jean-Herv� P�ron, Gunther Wustoff and Rudolf Sosna.

    The group formed in 1971 (see 1971 in music) and located themselves in the rural setting of W�mme. They secured a lucrative record dealwith Polydor and soon began recording their debut, Faust, which sold poorly but established a devoted fanbase. Dropped by their label, theybecame one of the first acts to sign to Richard Bransen's Virgin Records. With a series of early 1970s releases, Faust became one of thepremier bands in the genre that would eventually be known as krautrock.

    Faust experimented with the presentation of some of their records. Their first album was originally on clear vinyl in a clear sleeve. (Laterreissues did not always follow this). The second album, So Far made extensive use of black, though inside the sleeve were photographsillustrating each song. The low-priced Faust Tapes (issued at the price of a single, 49 UK pence) had a visually disturbing op art design byBridget Riley, while Faust IV consisted of a series of blank music staves. The impact of these designs is largely lost in CD reissues.

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

    Faust broke up in 1975 (see 1975 in music) but reunited in the early 1990s around the core members Hans Joachim Irmler, ZappiDiermaier and Jean-Herv� P�ron, and toured the United States for the first time. Their latest album is Ravvivando (1999, 1999 in music). « hide

    Similar Bands: Can, Amon Duul II, Tangerine Dream, Neu! , Slapp Happy

    LPs
    Something Dirty
    2011

    3.6
    7 Votes
    C'est Com... Com... Complique
    2009

    3.1
    7 Votes
    Untitled
    1996

    2.5
    2 Votes
    Faust IV
    1973

    4.1
    123 Votes
    The Faust Tapes
    1973

    3.9
    16 Votes
    Faust So Far
    1972

    3.8
    56 Votes
    Faust
    1971

    4.1
    97 Votes
    Compilations
    Patchwork 1971-2002
    2002

    3.5
    1 Votes
    Faust/Faust So Far
    2000

    4
    19 Votes
    The Wümme Years 1970-1973
    2000

    3.5
    1 Votes

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