Rudolf Sosna

Rudolf Sosna

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Rudolf Sosna Discography

Vocals

Faust Stretch Out Time (as Sosna) and 1 more… Faust - The Faust Tapes (Album) ReR Megacorp UK 1973 Sell This Version
Faust Mamie Is Blue Faust - So Far (Album) Recommended Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
ReR F6 Faust Meadow Meal Faust - Faust(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) ReR Megacorp ReR F6 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ReR FB1 Faust Stretch Out Time (as Sosna) and 6 more… Faust - The Wümme Years 1970-73(HDCD, Album, RE + HDCD, Album, RE + HDCD, Album, R) ReR Megacorp ReR FB1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ReR VF1 Faust Lieber Herr Deutschland (as Sosna) and 2 more… Faust - 71 Minutes(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, 180) ReR Megacorp ReR VF1 UK 2010 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Faust Faust - Faust (Album) Polydor UK 1971 Sell This Version
Faust Faust - So Far (Single) Polydor Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Faust Faust - So Far (Album) Recommended Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
Tony Conrad With Faust Tony Conrad With Faust - Outside The Dream Syndicate (Album) Caroline Records UK 1973 Sell This Version
Faust Faust - Faust IV (Album) Virgin New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
Faust Faust - The Faust Tapes (Album) ReR Megacorp UK 1973 Sell This Version
RR eight & nine Various Extract 5 From Faust Party Three : and 1 more… Various - Recommended Records Sampler(2xLP, Ltd, Smplr) Recommended Records RR eight & nine UK 1982 Sell This Version
Li 3 Tony Conrad With Faust Tony Conrad With Faust - The Pyre Of Angus Was In Kathmandu(7", Single, Num, Cle) Table Of The Elements Li 3 US 1993 Sell This Version
Faust Faust - 71 Minutes (Comp) ReR Megacorp UK 1998 Sell This Version
Faust Faust - Two Classic Albums From Faust (Comp) Collectors' Choice Music, Universal Music Special Markets US 2000 Sell This Version
ReR FB1 Faust Faust - The Wümme Years 1970-73(HDCD, Album, RE + HDCD, Album, RE + HDCD, Album, R) ReR Megacorp ReR FB1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Faust Faust - BBC Sessions + (Album) ReR Megacorp UK 2001 Sell This Version
staubgold 37 Faust Faust - Patchwork 1971 - 2002(CD, Album) Staubgold staubgold 37 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CDStumm220, 0724354388323 Various The Death Of The Composer Was In 1962 (as Rudolph Sosna) Various - The Wire 20 1982 - 2002: Audio Issue(3xCD, Comp + Box) Mute, Wire Magazine CDStumm220, 0724354388323 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
HTDVD013, HTCD013 Faust Video Skin (as Sosna) and 6 more… Faust - Impressions(DVD-V, NTSC, Multichannel + CD, Smplr) Hit Thing, Hit Thing HTDVD013, HTCD013 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Various Krautrock Various - Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 (Comp) Soul Jazz Records Europe 2013 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Faust Faust - So Far (Album) Recommended Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
Faust Stretch Out Time (as Sosna) and 1 more… Faust - The Faust Tapes (Album) ReR Megacorp UK 1973 Sell This Version
ReR FB1 Faust Stretch Out Time (as Sosna) and 8 more… Faust - The Wümme Years 1970-73(HDCD, Album, RE + HDCD, Album, RE + HDCD, Album, R) ReR Megacorp ReR FB1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ZYX 81379-2 Various 4er Fuer Deutschland (Live) Various - Made In Germany(2xCD, Comp) ZYX Music ZYX 81379-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version

Reviews

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Bradx

Bradx

June 6, 2016
Whenever you listen to classic-era Faust (the first four albums + The Last LP and Munic And Elsewhere) you will be aware of the witty and economic lyrics and the many beautiful and memorable melodies that are weaved into their avant tapestry of sound.

The best of these are almost always written by the one and only Rudolf Sosna... the forgotten genius of Faust: Flashback Caruso and Stretch Out Time from The Faust Tapes, Meadow Meal From Faust, It's A Bit Of A Pain from Faust IV.... to name just a few that issued from the prolific pen of Rudolf Sosna.

For me this was the unique appeal of early Faust... the meshing of avant garde industrial sound and noise with moments of beatific bucolic melody and beauty. Along with pulverising power came accompanying softer elements that created a multi-levelled, multi-dimensional sound... miss any part of it and you're not getting the full Faust experience. This is why, for me, the later incarnations of the band... as good as some of the music undoubtedly is ... is nowhere near the total Faust experience.

Sadly Sosna was a chronic alcoholic who became totally unable to work and he ended a brief reunion with Faust "after four or five exhausting days". They simply couldn't work with him. He died in 1996.