Faust ‎– Rien



Long Distance Calls In The Desert
Eroberung Der Stille, Teil II
Listen To The Fish
Eroberung Der Stille, Teil I

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September 2, 2014
referencing Rien, CD, Album, Cr 24

Not one of my favourite albums by (possibly) the greatest kosmische (or 'krautrock' if you prefer) band of them all. Somewhere along the line, after their reformation, a lot of the musicality, humour, whimsy and charm got lost. It's not the original line-up from the golden age anyway. There's a lot of silence (rien?) on the first few tracks....or they're just very quiet pieces that I struggle to engage with (maybe I'm missing the point?). The lengthy 'Listen To the Fish' track does approach some of the old Faust sound but it's laboured and unconvincing. I don't really like this album much. I hate to be a 'look-back bore' - but if you're new to Faust don't buy this - you'll wonder what all the fuss is about - get their first four albums instead and you won't be disappointed.
Every few years I dig this one out to play but I never enjoy it.