Faust – The Faust Tapes
Faust stand among the most influential creative forces to have emerged from Germany in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Along with Can, Agitation Free, Neu! and others, they rejected the Anglo-American norms of rock ‘n’ roll to start a back-to-basics and uniquely Teutonic revolution in sound – later dubbed by the UK press with the semi-derogatory term “krautrock.” They would reach near-mythical status through a series of classic albums recorded between 1970 and 1973 at their secluded Wümme studio.
Comprised of twenty odd tape-manipulation experiments and freak-out jams, The Faust Tapes stashes away some of the band’s best-known songs.This release of The Faust Tapes on vinyl reproduces the original sleeve design, featuring artwork by Bridget Riley.