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This review is from: Faust / So Far (Audio CD)
This is useful, as it's the only way to get these two albums on CD at the moment (apart from the 'Wumme Years' boxed set, which is more expensive). 'Faust Clear', the first thre tracks, is odd semi-ambient noise-rock mixed with strange marching-band music and lots of shouting and wobbly tape effects. It's good, but 'So Far' is better, as it has more ideas. It's a series of smaller, poppier songs that are nonetheless strange and experimental, but they get the point across quicker. 'It's a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl' is like a weird glam-rock number, with a brilliantly simply drum pattern that just goes DUM dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum DUM dum dum dum dum dum dum dum throughout the entire song. 'No Harm' is a loud rock number with the lyrics 'Daddy take a banana / tomorrow is Sunday!', and 'I've got my car and my TV' is really weird - a kind of nursery rhyme with a cheery tune that is unfortunately much too short. 'Picnic on a Frozen River' was also on 'Faust IV' in slightly different form. 'So Far' is a lounge song, but by that time nothing will surprise you. All in all it's very experimental, but not boring and earnest, and 'So Far' is actually closer to twisted pop music than acidic krautrock.
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Initial post: 30 Jun 2009 15:00:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jun 2009 15:02:05 BDT
Patrick Neylan says:
Ah Mr Pomeroy, we meet again! This time I'm going to risk agreeing with you and buy it. I need to get beyond Can and Neu! anyway.
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