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Faust (Wikipedia article on Faust) was a most creative and experimental band from the early seventies. The Group was formed in 1971, original members were Werner "Zappi" Diermaier, Hans Joachim Irmler, Arnulf Meifert, Jean-Hervé Péron, Rudolf Sosna and Gunter Wüsthoff. Check out this one, it is their self titled 1972 album:

There is a nice intro documentary about the Krautrock idea and Faust on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B89-69icyc&feature=BF&list=QL&index=2

Du hast Dich auch verändert in den letzten Jahren.

They started off as very very early resamplers. Uwe Nettelbeck, Faust's creator and producer, died 17 January 2007. Faust broke up in 1975 for several years.

Eventually known as Krautrockers. Check out the LastFM Playlist or this one to get more of it. In 1990 Irmler, Diermaier and Péron reunited. At one point I lost sight of them. Now I found some connections to Klangbad. The other one is associated with the label Klangbad. Faust now seems to exists in two completely different incarnations, both active and each reflecting different aspects of the original group. My journey of rediscovering Faust.

One of my favorites from later years was the 1996 "You know us - faUSt" (will upload the track some day, the YouTube version is pretty trashy quality).

Hell, what a troubled sound they conjured up. Must check whether I find some more Winterkälte in the trashy corners of this place...

Faust - Freispiel a tribute to 30 years of Faust (and Howie B. Schaffhäuser, Soft Cell, Kreidler, Sofa Surfers, The Residents and Funkstörung).

Label: Klangbad
Catalog#: FRR 1992
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 2002
Genre: Electronic
Style: Breakbeat, Krautrock, Tech House, Leftfield, Experimental

An interview with FAUST:


Since 2007, the line-up of the Krautrock legend comprises Jean-Hervé Peron and Zappi Diermaier. The musician James Johnston, founder of the brute blues rockers Gallon Drunk and long-standing member of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, plus the English painter, filmmaker, author and musician Geraldine Swayne.


Take a look at the Krautrock legend Faust recording their new album "something dirty". This was filmed by Markus Wustmann during the sessions in the Clouds Hill Studio, Hamburg, in summer 2010. The album will be released end of january 2011.