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Faust IV

Faust

1973

Faust IV

Album Summary

Faust IV is the fourth studio album by the German krautrock group Faust, released in 1973. The album is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, where it is referred to as a "krautrock classic". This was the last album by the first incarnation of the band, they returned in 1994 with the release of Rien featuring a different line-up.

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2.76

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Genres

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Alot of werid shiut but pretty awesome

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Mon Apr 05 2021
2

Krautrock. I was so excited to learn about this genre. That is, until I listened to it. Part way through the first track I  labelled this electronica for boring people and decided their following  must be from Frankfurt rather than Berlin. I liked Track 2 and became hopeful. Alas, track 3 reminded me that hope is the lowest form of consciousness. The only other song I liked was the last one. Oh well. Happy Easter Skinheads --

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Thu Mar 25 2021
5

What fascinating noise. Never heard of these guys before and this was amazing.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

That's amazing album. Don't think i could ever found it without tgis list! Pure jewel

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

Never listened to any krautrock before, but I might just have to start adding some to my frequent listening library.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
4

I'm an advocate for weirdness in music. The easiest thing in the world is to listen to conventional mainstream music that is pleasant enough, but boring and not conducive to thought or real feeling. Some of the best musicians know what's pretty and conventional, but push against those boundaries in ways that are surprising, amusing, and occasionally unsettling. Faust IV by Faust does all these things. On this album, the band dabbles with a variety of styles, sounds, noises, textures. The band uses dissonance as just another tool in their box. They utilize twisty, distorted guitar and keyboards, tin pan alley style piano, random instruments as needed, and a lot of other beeps, blips and noise. They're both reminiscent of the previous decade's psychedelia and forward looking to ambient and electronic genres yet to come. The vocal style is both detached and whimsical at the same time. Lyrics are minimal and occasionally surreal. They are probably intended as ironic and mostly for texture and effect. But if you read the actual lyrics there are some oddly violent moments. The song lengths might seem daunting, but most of these songs are progressive in structure, by which I mean they wander and ramble from one style into the next. So a 7+ minute song like "Giggy Smile" actually feels like three shorter compositions. It's a great method, allowing the band to experiment with a lot of techniques, instrumentation and dissonance, without it ever being too tiring on the ear. Fave Songs: The Sad Skinhead, Giggy Smile, Krautrock, Jennifer

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

4.6 - It starts off inauspiciously - just a couple of shaggy guitars, one in the foreground and one way in the back, a little playful organ and some tambourine. That goes on for about 12 minutes, trance-like. Not unpleasant but not impressive. "The Sad Skinhead" sounds like a Beatles-Zappa jam written and played spontaneously in someone's dressing room between sets. From there, the album launches into a swirly stratosphere. "Jennifer" has this bouncy bass-line that somehow grounds and elevates the entire arrangement before the song turns into a calm ocean of smeared colors. "Giggy Smile" is another extended jam with lots of staccato, which ends abruptly breaking the fifth wall as you hear the musicians conversing in German. "Lauft..." descends into some crazy machine-like click-clacks midway through before turning into an ambient Moog drone. "It's a Bit of a Pain" channels Brian Eno, taking a pretty acoustic ballad and blitzing it with electronic gurgles and guitar squeals.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

Pretty good.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Long and weird, but it was a good listen.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

Well that was way more fun than expected! Will definitely revisit later. I don’t even know where to place it, other than in my playlists

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

While the album linked to in Spotify has the year 2006, which is entirely believable, this is actually an album released in 1973. Remarkably experimental even by today's standard in 2022, it is a sincere case of a band sounding way before their time. Elements of Gorillaz, Radiohead, and the quirkiness of Beck are triggered comparisons, lending even more surprise that this was from the 70s. Overall, the album is actually really nice. Musically, the guitars are out front, melody and rhythm lack the repellent sounds and chaotic disarray of trance, or psychedelic compositions. Faust sounds like they are having fun, and their ability to groove is worthy of note.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
2

At first, I thought it was a Feist album, maybe I'd mis-remembered her name. Then I noticed that the first 12 minute song (described as a "drone-based instrumental") was called Krautrock and realized it wasn't our great Canadian folk-chick. I'd give it a higher mark if they stuck to their drone-based roots without the frequent forays into industrial noises, distortion, and cricket chirps. And the grating guitar solo in "A bit of a pain" is way more than a "bit" of a pain.

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Sun May 16 2021
1

I started out interested, but then every track seemed to be a repetitive drag. When I would find a track I liked, it would devolve into some extremely annoying sounds.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
1

I gave it a chance... But kinda fucking sucks

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Sun Oct 10 2021
1

Irritating, abrasive noise. Offers me nothing.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
1

Ich Ben ein Berliner! Just trrbl...

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Wed Nov 24 2021
1

This album actually gave me anxiety and stress, I was more calm after the songs were over. To me this was a lot of noise and not a ton of musicality.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
1

Just a lot of noise for most songs... especially the first which never led to anything. Even the tracks that are "songs" stretch on for too long. Nothing exciting or very enjoyable.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
1

Repetitive garbage

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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

Good stuff!

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Thu Dec 09 2021
5

This had many interesting styles and constructs. I would have enjoyed discovering it earlier in life!

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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

No los conocía siquiera pero vaya discazo, me encanta, se pueden escuchar sus referencias, y se puede escuchar claramente su influencia en mucha de la música que escucho hoy en día. Un sonido, un estilo y una producción particular, pero no dejan atrás del todo lo melódico. Un disco interesante y también entretenido.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
5

Краут шо Надо

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

Not my first time hearing it and I freaking love this record

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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

Progressive German Synth Rock . Impressive and want to hear more of Faust .

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Mon Apr 25 2022
5

classic

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Thu May 05 2022
5

Muito detalhado, inspirador.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
5

It seems to be the album that modern arthouse rock albums are based off of. And it is considerably better than its imitators

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Thu Jun 16 2022
5

After "Neu! '75" another classic German experimental rock album from the early 70s on the list - this is my favourite Faust album - it is experimental but also very accessible and listenable at the same time (i would have been quite a bit surprised if it had not been included in the list).

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

No notes

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Fri Nov 04 2022
5

This album immediately engaged me and I loved it. So diverse and special.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

Krautrock ya. Bloody all over the place in a good way. Giggy Smile was especially great, especially the way it stops dead into the next track - the talking actually scared the shit out of me. Some pretty out there sounds all over it.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

weird, but i kinda liked it

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

Buenos elementos electrónicos

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

de muy buen gusto el faust

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Agradable. Música musical, melódica, de ascensor. Un poco chill out

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Hate songs about Nazis, but this was still cool

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Albumik nieslyszany, nieznany, nazwa bardzo odpowiednia, moznaby sie doszukiwac nawiazac do Fausta Goethego, w tym materiale, praktycznie w calosci bedacy instrumentalnymi kompozycjami, chociaz jak dla mnie to wlasnie nie instruenty, ale efekty noise nadaja mu specyficzn klimat kosmicznej muzyki, bo tak ten album zostal sklasyfikowany gatunkowo, z niemieckiego krautrock, tak tez nazywa sie otwierajacy track prawie 12 minutowy, wokalu na albumiku jest niewiele, ale zdziwienie, bo zaspiewany jest naprawde szykownym angielskim, niektore kawalki maja wrecz psychodeliczny klimat jak picnic on the frozen river, nawet nazwa wskazuje, ze srogie piguly musialy brac udzial w tworzeniu albumika, jak dla mnie swietny i orginalny material, faust dolacza do sun ra w kategorii muzyki nie z tej ziemi

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Surprisingly enojoyable

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

I like this, but I’m trying to think how I would describe it. I would listen to this on psychedelics. Really loving when it gets more mellow.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Got to be in the right mood, enjoyed it yesterday but didn't like it so much today

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

Slightly wierd but I think I liked it

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Wed Sep 01 2021
4

New band and new music for me. I'm not sure where to place this music. I enjoyed having a chance to listen to something new. "Krautrock" was a good introductory track, and there wasn't anything I dis-liked. "Giggy Smile" had some sections with saxophone that didn't quite work for me, and I would have skipped some of the background noise on "It's a Bit of a Pain". The album wasn't a clear favorite, but it was good enough that I'm curious what I might discover with a second listen.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

Krautrock ist eine Hörlücke bei mir. Von Faust habe ich noch nicht einmal namentlich was gehört. Das klingt so überhaupt nicht nach 1973!

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

I know nothing about this band going into this album. I dig the opening track "Krautrock." That word is a genre that I also admittedly know little about, other than how a favorite band of mine, King Gizzard, is often referenced as having Krautrock influences. From what I gather reading the short blurb about the band on Spotify, these guys were pioneers of the genre and in the development of "ambient and industrial textures" in rock music. Krautrock is a 12-minute drone track ambling on and building a steady driving inertia that's only elevated once the drums finally enter eight minutes in. It's a moody gritty train ride of a song. The next track, The Sad Skinhead is a different vibe. It's a short bouncy track with a punk-like edge. The Next song Jennifer is another strange one. Two lines of lyrics repeated over seven minutes, there's a hazy vibe and wobbly bass that gives the song a foggy drunk feeling before it too transitions into a drony atmospheric wash and then a tack piano phase. Moving through this album feels like stumbling home through the industrial district after getting faded at a pub. Its hard to categorize the album as any one thing however, because for every Picnic on a Frozen River, there's a track like Giggy Smile, which skews away from the avant-garde to more of a psychedelic-pop/rock vibe, before naturally, becoming something entirely different again.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

Another band I've heard about a lot from smart hipsters "in the know." I know they are Krautrock but I never knew they were this organic sounding. Because I associate Kraftwerk with that genre even more - or, I should say, they are my sole entry point into the genre. So, by comparison this doesn't sound like the Krautrock I know. But that's totally ok. I like the human element here. And it's truly crazy to think this was released in 1973. Given it's timing and influence, it's getting a 4 as well. And because I genuinely enjoyed listening to it. I'm like Oprah today "You get a 4! You get a 4! You get a 4!" Oh well.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

Such a cool mix of poppy and experimental. I've always meant to give Faust a proper listen and I'm happy I have. Definitely need to seek out more of their stuff.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Completely experimental noise at first, but becomes a very warm and interesting listen after the first couple tracks.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

wow, this doesn't strike me as anything that would have come from the early 70s. Way ahead of its time. I'll be checking out more Faust.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

Four stars  An album which still holds its own many years after it was released, as bizarre (and wonderful) as it is, and an essential listen for anyone interested in experimental or groundbreaking music from the seventies. The only problem is that, contrary to other important names in that genre and era (Can obviously comes to mind here), it's not always an easy listen when you're going through this record in one take. One can even argue that some tracks are just weird just for the sake of being weird. That being said, it would be unfair to dismiss the *whole* of Faust IV, since there are also many moments on it that are mesmerizing, groovy, fun, mysterious, and even strangely addictive after several listens. The variety of surprising textures and arrangements displayed is a huge plus, navigating between rock, jazz, proto-techno and proto-punk still sounding as fresh and original as it did in 1973, as many other reviewers here pointed out ("proto" means part of the record is oddly prophetic of sounds to come). If only for this, it's a worthwhile listen, even if you'll never come back to it again. There's not much I can add that I feel could be relevant and interesting. Faust IV is for anyone who has even a remote interest in krautrock. Heck, it even seems they invented the term themselves with the name of the first track. A sure sign it's an essential listen. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 966 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 14 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 7 Albums from the list I will *not* include in mine (as I think many others are more important): 11  Albums I might not be able to judge (some might end up on my final list but it's because I recognize how culturally important they are): 2

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

keep that krautrock coming! love it.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

weird! I liked it

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Enjoyed listening to this - very easy to listen to and interesting. Ahead of its time - had never here of them before. This kind of thing is the reason for doing the 1001 albums project.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Wow!! Belle découverte pour moi! Je comprends mieux d'où viennent Suuns (étant le seul band que je connais qu'on ai affublé du therme krautrock) je vais investiguer la discographie sans faute! J'ai trouvé ça définitivement pas plate, réalisation stimulante, quelques sons un peu strident qui passe moins bien au souper mais j'ai bien aimé le voyage!

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Sun Apr 24 2022
4

Like some looming behemoth these tracks come, pushing all else out of its way, fascinating, beguiling, a curiosity, an influence on so many bands to follow. Commanding.

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Fri May 06 2022
4

Yesterday I didn't know there was such a thing as krautrock, and today I'm a fan of krautrock. Who would have thought? Good stuff, a bit Pink Floyd-ish. 4 stars.

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Fri May 27 2022
4

First track wasn't interesting enough but I liked the rest. I like psychedelic music

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Sun Jun 12 2022
4

Most pieces are in the mold of guitar-ambient, executed by Krautrock experts. Touches of the rural and the weird and plain old songwriting keep things fresh. Not many words here, but plenty of material to sit with.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

kraut! rock!

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Sun Jul 10 2022
4

Bem diferente, meio experimental. Curti! Melhor música: Jennifer

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Unexpectedly good. First track was weirdly disturbing, rest was a fine piece of art

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Thu Aug 04 2022
4

A horny group of dirty spud munchers bending over in front of the mirror, fingering their bums. Touch your toes, love. Touch your toes.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
4

there were a couple of points where i was just about to really enjoy this album and then it took another unexpected turn. still i think the madness of it made it quite enjoyable.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Pretty cool, ahead of it's time stuff here. Most of it I really liked. 4 🌟

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

Very weird and experimental, but I enjoyed it.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

I really enjoyed this one! Weird and quirky, maybe long but I guess that's part of its charm.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

sounds modern and exciting, must have been quite innovate in its time.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
4

Pretty cool but it did just sort of wash over me

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Really good krautrock

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

Very interesting. First time hearing krautrock

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

Not bad

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

Excelente opção para conhecer mais do Krautrock, a primeira música é definitiva.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

Not my favorite example of the genre, but fun enough, for sure! Fave track - "Krautrock", probably, as it was the most krautrocky. Also liked the mellowness of "Jennifer"....

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

Wow, what a journey. Krautrock had me from the getgo, The Sad Skinhead gets stuck in your smashed up faces. Giggly Smile is as catchy as all get out. But Lauft.. is the track that stole my heart.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

I was pretty surprised at how much I enjoyed this album. Krautrock is a genre I have never actually heard of, let alone listened to. The production is somewhat lo-fi but also very listenable. The instrumentation is drone like and hypnotising. The vocals are purposefully rough, which is a good thing for the purpose of this album, give the album its unique vibe. It is a really good album, I will be listening to it again for sure. FAVORITE SONGS: - Giggy Smile - Jennifer - Lauft...Heisst Das Lauft Oder Es Kommit Bald..Lauft (that was a mission to type out) - It's A But Of A Pain 4/5

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

Really enjoyed iy

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

Pleasant background noise

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Sun Nov 27 2022
4

RY4S

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Wed Nov 30 2022
4

I appreciate the influence this album has on so many bands I love but I found it a bit to proggy for my tastes. Still giving it for stars for the songs that made an impact on me, namely the opening track, Krautrock

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Mon Dec 05 2022
4

Swag

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Mon Dec 05 2022
4

Being the only classic Faust album that was on streaming services for a while I’ve listened to this one quite a few times. Very cool record. Also, don’t call it krautrock

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Tue Oct 20 2020
3

Was alright, Looooong first track but ok.

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Fri Oct 09 2020
3

not a lot of of vocals, lots of experiment with sound. Not bad as background music while working on a project

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Mon Nov 09 2020
3

Atmospheric

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Fri Jun 04 2021
3

I enjoyed this, and particularly the 'noisy' elements. Probably not something I would choose to put on and actively listen to, but good background music.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

good but i'd never listen to it on my own

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Wed Mar 24 2021
3

Pretty good krautrock. 6/10

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

kinda have mixed feelings, good at some parts, not good at others

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

A cracking moody experimental german exploration. The genesis of the term "Krautrock". I don't like it as much as a lot of German rockers, especially Kraftwerk and Neu!

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

El "krautrock" era esto. Me recuerda los momentos más lisérgicos de Pink Floyd con Syd Barret o incluso los Genesis con Peter Gabriel. Interesante.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

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Sun Feb 28 2021
3

Like a bit of krautrock

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

Both liked and hated it

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

Instrumental jive punky panic Mario adventure

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Thu Jun 10 2021
3

It's another one of the albums that seems like its on the list because of its influence. That being said, it was quite pleasant to have on in the background, I was expecting worse

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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

It was ok.

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Decent album, interesting music, not something i would actively go out to listen to again. Wouldn't mind stumbling into it again.

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Sun Apr 11 2021
3

Most of it wasn't available on spotify

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Thu Jul 22 2021
3

Veoma talentirani krautrock izvođači, koje valja poslušati ako ulaziš u ovaj žanr.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
3

Interesting. Don't love tho

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Noise that slowly makes more and more sense over time

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Wed Jun 16 2021
3

Weird and wonderful

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

Forerunner of Krautrock movement that gave us CAN, Neu!, and Kraftwerk. Proceeds industrial music which would slowly develop over the next 2 decades. But for now, people are just playing with electronics making interesting but premature sounds. It's decent and enjoyable with experimental noise that dates ok. I like "Jennifer" but nothing else really sticks out.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
3

Oh, I am surprised. I didn't finish the first song bc I thought it was boring and assumed the rest of the album would be boring too. But it's quirky. WOAH i just noticed how long these songs are. I like this but probably won't listen to it again

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Fri Aug 20 2021
3

Not bad. Not great. Not my thing. But some pretty good rock.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

Cool to hear a genre spawned out of the culture of West Germany before the reunification. It's definitely not my thing, but I respect it.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

No bad. Not great.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

First exposure to krautrock, and that first song "Krautrock" almost made me stop listening. The second song "The Sad Skinhead" was much better. The rest of the album wasn't bad and was semi-enjoyable, but not enough to make me say that I have to go purchase it or listen again. 3/5

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Fri Sep 10 2021
3

Why is this

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Thu Sep 16 2021
3

Electronic from 2006

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Mon Oct 18 2021
3

music noises

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Wed Nov 17 2021
3

Hello, I was today years old when I learned that krautrock is not purely an electronic music genre. It turns out it's literally a rock genre, including guitars doing all that guitar can do. I was perhaps also expecting some sort of epic jam excursions but even the 11+ minute opening track was a pleasant easing into the album rather than a roadblock. I'm not sure if I'd ever listen to this again, but it's a good addition to consider in the history of music.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
3

This is a lot folksier than I remembered! Less robotic than you'd expect for krautrock, it's an unexpected delight.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
3

Nice bit of kraut rock

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

Eh. I don’t know that I could appreciate it.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

prefer me san and neu

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Wed Jan 12 2022
3

This had a lot of interesting musical elements, but I personally don't have the attention span for a lot of 11-minutes songs.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

An interesting one

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

pretty sweat

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Mon Feb 28 2022
3

This was better than I was expecting. Not having to try to remember my three years of high school German was nice and unexpected. And the one German titled song was French. Krautrock at least on this album feels like the 80s landed in German far before they hit the US. I liked parts of it and others were a little too experimental than I care to listen to.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

still don't quite get what krautrock is

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

Never connected with me. But its the beginning of something

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

Up and down. Experimental, but not necessarily enjoyable.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
3

Côté sonorités et explorations c'est intéressant. Pas un album de tous les moments par contre et faut être dans le mood, mais à revisiter.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
3

Beau laboratoire ! Incomplet sur Spotify, mais tout de même vraiment intéressant. À part quelques pièces, ça ne sonne pas du tout comme 1973.

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Wed May 11 2022
3

Actually pretty cool! I think it was track 2 I liked best

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Mon May 16 2022
3

Weird, fun, not unpleasant, but probably not revisiting this.

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Mon May 16 2022
3

Honestly, I'm not sure what to make of this. It's largely just noise, but not bad noise, but also not musical either. Giving it a second listen and still nothing is really standing out. Might enjoy it more if I gave it more attention.

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Thu Jun 02 2022
3

Chill, mostly piano-y vibes with a bit more eccentric stuff tossed in. 3.5

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Fri Jun 03 2022
3

A nice sonic space to be in while going about the world.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
3

Sounds okay, but doesn't really grip me. Too repetitive in some songs and all over the place in others. I think I prefer what NEU! and CAN are doing in this genre.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
3

Sold their soul to be ‘palatable’

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

This is a pretty weird one. Not entirely sure if I liked it or didn't like it. But it was interesting and now that it's finished, my ears feel just a little bit too empty.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

Eh. Novelty music.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
3

Wow, really strange and interesting sounds here. Sounds other-wordly, like music from a far away world. Some parts are so good!

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Sun Jul 17 2022
3

Krautrock sounds to me always as if one turned the "progressive" dial a little bit too far. Just a bit too weird and experimental for me

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Sun Jul 17 2022
3

Interesting exposure to a foreign artist but it hardly leaves a lasting impression.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

Is this the beginning of krautrock?

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Wed Jul 27 2022
3

Starts good and then it doesn’t get any better but worst

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

I quite enjoyed this, but some of the songs were too long. Ergh, who cares? We're all going to die soon anyway. Jizz Hornkamp better join Nottingham Forest.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

I'm not familiar with Faust but the album cover is promising. The track list isn't though, but that's ok. Diving in right away I think this is the kind of thing I'm inclined to like. 11 min in I'm not so sure. The Sad Skinhead immediately rewards my patience and from there it's a wild, uneven ride. Parts of Picnic On A Frozen River were a complete delight as the song wore on (and on). On balance more to like than dislike. 3.5 stars but rounding down for the length of the opening track.

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Sun Jul 25 2021
3

Legendary Kraut Rock album, must have sounded new in the past.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
3

That's an interesting, curious oddity of an album. I'd quite like to be 20 years younger and listen to it live in a sweaty club in Leeds while drinking cider.

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Sun Aug 14 2022
3

This album really drives home the point of the project. If I didn’t have to listen to the full album I would have turned it off after the first song. But listening to the full album changed my perspective. The instrumentation is really interesting. I don’t enjoy the lead singers voice very much on certain tracks as well.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

3.5, bywał męczący w trakcie

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

Long and a lot of instrumental parts, but for some reason I kept listening. The songs could be somewhat shorter for me. Overall I enjoyed it and have to listen to this one again. Favourite song : - Giggy smile

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

Giggy Smile will haunt me in my nightmares. Other than that, I liked this album. Interesting from a musical standpoint, but mostly pleasing to the ears. Haven't really listened to this kind of music before. 3.5ish.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

Early Kraut with some Zappa influences, fun. But not brilliant.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
3

Interesting.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

6/10

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

Yeah man!

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Thu Oct 27 2022
3

If the whole album was like track 1, this would be a 5.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
3

I had no clue that I would be nodding along to 14 minute Krautrock tracks, thinking “Yeah, this would totally work for my morning run.”

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Thu Nov 17 2022
3

I was both born and died before the first song ended Feels raw, feels good on occasion

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

Not unpleasant as background working, and probably great live as well. Grat that there is an actual track called 'krautrock'

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Mon Nov 28 2022
3

This feels like something I would normally eschew, but I guess I'm in a good mood today. Still not particularly noteworthy, but it was pleasant enough. Best track: Läuft...Heißt Das Es Läuft Oder Es Kommt Bald...Läuft

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Wed Nov 30 2022
3

I've heard this like 3 times now and I just think it's worse Can. The generator is just teasing me. I know Tago Mago is on the list - I haven't given a 5/5 in a long time! Give me Can so I can listen to the superior hour-long album of German people summoning demons and speaking in fart sound effects. Germany's got some of the coolest music ever, man. When you think "American music" you think of your typical yeehaws and Alabamas. When you think "British music" you think of the Beatles. When you think "German music" you think you're going to need an exorcist. My point here is that more American bands should put dead fetuses on their album covers.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
3

A very uneven album. Kicks off with the mesmeric Krautrock, but followed up by some fairly insubstantial tracks

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Mon Sep 21 2020
2

Rock, mostly instrumental

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

meh.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
2

What a fascinating funky piece of music. I was expecting something along the lines of Rammstein. Not sure what I exactly got here. A couple earworm type songs. Not much else.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
2

German kosmische musik is definitely not my style. The album has some fun moments but overall it's too weird for me.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
2

Initial heavy music until I realized I was thinking of Feist. Baffling German noodle salad.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
2

Not my thing too experimental.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
2

This type of music just does not hook me. Unobjectionable.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
2

Too simple and kind of boring, it may have had some impact but as a listening experience I did not liked it

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Mon Apr 05 2021
2

This is some dark Krautrock. Again you have to be in the mood and I wasn't.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
2

good second half

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Fri Apr 16 2021
2

No soy muy fanático del Krautrock. Es bien experimental, pero de repente es demasiado. Paso por esto.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
2

Not really my thing...at all.

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Thu May 06 2021
2

Yeah nahh

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Thu Jul 15 2021
2

Felt like this album didn’t know what it wanted to be. Some times it had rock styles. Other times it was more jazz. Preferred the jazz songs most but overall it was a weird mix and never felt fluid. 4.3/10

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Tue May 18 2021
2

It's... interesting? Tracks are hit and miss, a few were pretty good, others not so much.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
2

People actually listen to this?

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Wed Sep 29 2021
2

No just no

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Fri Oct 01 2021
2

S'ha de trobar el moment i les ganes per endinsar-s'hi en un disc que ja des del seu primer tema, una cavalcada sinuosa de sons i sorolls de gairebé un quart d'hora de duració i que donaria nom a tot el génere, deixar clar que això no és per qualsevol. Quan t'hi poses, trobes les gratificacions, sobretot en els temes que s'apropen més a la forma de cançó ('Jennifer', 'The Sad Skinhead') que en les experimentacions més rimbombants i estrafalàries (bàsicament, la resta del minutatge)

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Fri Oct 15 2021
2

I think this album is playing with my emotions. It has moments of "yeah, I dig it" and then they destroy all that optimism. The Sad Skinnhead pulled this album up to a two-star review.

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Wed Nov 17 2021
2

Not sure what to expect, but yikes

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Thu Nov 18 2021
2

Not for me

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Wed Dec 01 2021
2

Never heard of krautrock, probably never going too again, repeated beats for 7 mins, not my jam

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Wed Dec 22 2021
2

I don't know what "krautrock" is, but it sounds offensive. Like, the name is offensive, but it also "sounds" offensive. Overall, I don't like it. But - Jennifer was a cool song.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
2

I like much of the music here, but oh my do the songs drone on and on. Cut what’s here down to 15 minutes max, and we can talk.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
2

clumsy, droning and ultimately disappointing. some neat ideas, but nothing worth spending 45 minutes on

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Wed Jan 12 2022
2

Meira krautrock. Áhugavert að sumu leyti, pínu pirrandi stundum, einfalt en þó flókið. Reverbið fyrir allan peninginn.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
2

Frick that was almost good

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Thu Jan 27 2022
2

Although I don't really find this music all that enjoyable -- just a bit too noisy and crashy for me -- it is impressive when I think how long ago they made this album. Not something I want to listen to again, but that's just a matter of personal taste.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
2

Psykedelisk rock, industriel stil, eksperimenterende

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Thu Feb 10 2022
2

Not too shabby. Found myself groovin’ to Giggy Smile. 2.5.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
2

Let's get some brats up in here! 2.5/5

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Wed Feb 23 2022
2

Not my kind of thing, no lo disfruté.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
2

After listening to track one, I was discomforted by the thought this was Faust 4, implying there were at least three more. Subsequently, giving a fair listen to the other tracks, I appreciated the soundscaping but I can't ever imagine me saying this is what I want to listen to today

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Sun Mar 13 2022
2

Hmmmm. Never heard of this before. Need to hear it again to know if I like it….

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Wed Mar 23 2022
2

Mumbly.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
2

I generally like krautrock so was excited to listen to this one, and although I enjoyed parts of the album, some of the songs with more discordant notes were a bit of a turnoff. The first three tracks were all pretty good though.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
2

There are moments in and amongst the eclectic variety of jams, but it's a bit too scatter shot for me to really get into. It's too bad because the first track ('Krautrock') really worked for me, so I was stoked to see where it was heading. By the time I got to 'Lauft', I was lost.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
2

The highest compliment I could give this album is that I surprisingly didn't hate it. I might even have enjoyed some of it.

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Thu May 26 2022
2

So so....

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Thu Jun 02 2022
2

Not my thing, but cool if it influenced cool music Solid 2

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Thu Jun 09 2022
2

Bad krautrock! Bad! I wish I could stick Faust's nose in the messy pile they left behind.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
2

Barely music. Ugh. 2 Stars

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