Münich and Elsewhere

Beat Magazine, 1986

Listening to Faust is like finding an unlabelled but much re-used cassette in your attic. These German non-musicians and non-technicians, with no particular debt to Anglo-American pop, were given artistic freedom and a studio and turned in truly aberrant music. It's underproduced and resembles rehearsals or demos sliced haphazardly together, with everyday sounds included too. A pulsing, mesmeric piece, like early Tangarine Dream or Floyd's "Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun" suddenly segues into a mutant, simplistic 60's r'n'b, which returns briefly after an interlude of frantic percussion. But it all coheres, creates the illusion that it could have been edited into an end product

"Münich and Elsewhere", Beat Magazine 1986