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Ravvivando
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 15 May 2007
A short, but hopefully useful, note to those people uncertain whether to get this because of the time passed since the original albums or the change in line-up.

"Rien", the album before this, may have given the impression that the line Faust were travelling would stay in the style of earlier works. Although this isn't strictly true, the jump in sound does note dictate a drop in quality.

"Ravvivando" is as strong and unique as anything the Faust name, in any line-up, has done. The tracks are claustrophobic and intense, with little of the obvious in-jokes or playful studio tricks - this is serious and full on for most of it's length. Alternating between a dark mass of sound and motorik runs, the album takes a few listens before revealing itself to be a bit of a classic.

Best taken as a whole, it must be said that any fan of Faust, intelligent music or something outside the ordinary would do well to snap up a copy and join Faust on the their journey.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2007
In my humble opinion, this 1999 comeback CD is 'in a way' a virtual follow-up to the band's 'IV' lp. Yes, it's that good. I've heard others comment how this is better than the previous two Faust releases 'Rein' ('95) and 'You Know Faust' ('97). A darn good modern-day krautrock title that's a must-have for all true fans of this genre. Two original members present, drummer Zappi Werner Diermaier and organ player Hans Joachim Irmler. Liked all twelve tracks this disc has to offer, but the tunes I thought managed to more than carry their own were the spiritual "Du Weibt Schon", "Apokalypse" {sort of reminds me of Flying Saucer Attack}, "Dr. Hansl" and the somewhat Neu!-ish "T-Electronique". Simply, a must-have.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
For me, this is their best album. It has beauty. They have broadly lost the flippancy of old whilst retaining their integrity. Another reviewer mentioned The Velvet Underground - the comparison is correct; Faust simply extend (albeit 30+ years later) the Velvet's motifs beyond rock (thank heavens). This is a Faust album that actually delivers - sonically and artistically. In this late day, though some might label it so, it would be wrong to describe it as 'experimental'; it simply hits the mark - and rocks ... somehow.
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