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9 Sep 2021 Faust Boxset Announced
Boxset contains Faust, So Far, The Faust Tapes, Faust IV, Punkt (1974 album that has never been released), Momentaufnahme I (unreleased studio tracks), Momentaufnahme II (unreleased studio tracks), and two 7" singles.
"There is no group more mythical than Faust." Julian Cope (Krautrocksampler)
A band's fame can be measured in the sum of myths, legends and stories which are conjured up in their wake. In which case, Faust have been playing in the Champions League for quite some time. Few bands have been as innovative, influential or as irrepressible as FAUST -the way they revolutionized the history of music in the space of just four years puts them right up there with The Velvet Underground. What began in a Hamburg (Sternschanze) bunker in 1970 would send shockwaves around the world. Here's how Stephen Morris (Joy Division/New Order) remembers it: "The first Krautrock record which made a lasting impression on me was the debut album by Faust. The transparent disc looked spectacular and the music was mindblowing, not songs as such, it was something absolutely unique, the polar opposite of everything the Rolling Stones, Beatles and the like were doing. It was right up my street."
This box is the first virtually complete collection of FAUST works from the years 1971-1974. In addition to the debut album, it includes the 1972 album So Far, the legendary 1973 Virgin UK release The Faust Tapes ("Some chose to play frisbee with the LP, others said it changed their lives" as Jean-Hervé Peron noted), Faust IV and, for the first time ever, the mythical, so-called "Munich album" Punkt, which Faust recorded at Giorgio Moroder's Musicland Studios in 1974. For one reason or another, this last album never saw the light of day - until now. The bonus albums Momentaufnahme I and Momentaufnahme II also feature unreleased material, simultaneously affording us a fascinating glimpse of Faust's creativity in their Wümme studio phase. Two 7-inch singles round off the Faust 1971-1974 compendium: Lieber Herr Deutschland is the demo recording they sent to Polydor in 1971, remarkably triggering a contract offer from the label who had something of a conservative reputation at the time. The track later resurfaced as the B-side to their single Baby, a song which had been rejected by the aforementioned label. The second 7-inch single in the box is a rerelease of So Far, the first FAUST single on Polydor, originally issued in 1972.
It is by no means overstating the case to assert that FAUST created and christened a genre (the name would prove emotive) in one fell swoop (track 1 on Faust IV). This box is no more and no less than the holy grail of Krautrock. Even 50 years (or perhaps all the more so) after they took their first musical steps in a bunker near Hamburg's Sternschanze station, Faust still sound revolutionary, timeless, irrepressible and, above all, unique.
See the press release with the full track listing here >
For further information, contact Faust Management at email@example.com
16 Mar 2009: Dates Confirmed for April to August
New dates for Faust (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron, James Johnston, James Hodson and Geraldine Swayne) have been announced:
16 Feb 2009: C'est Compliqué
A new album by Faust has been released. C'est Compliqué consists of the material recorded by Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron and Amaury Cambuzat in Hamburg, 2006, that was remixed by Steve Stapleton and Colin Potter of Nurse With Wound and released first as Disconnected.
9 Jan 2009: Faust in Bergen
Faust : (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron, James Johnston, James Hodson and Geraldine Swayne) and local guests, will be performing their new program at the Borealis Festival of Contemporary Music in Bergen Norway on the 27th of March.
23 Sep 2008: Faust dates Confirmed
Faust (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron, James Johnston, James Hodson and Geraldine Swayne) will play a series of concerts as follows.
10 Sep 2008: Faust in London
Faust (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron, James Johnston, James Hodson and Geraldine Swayne) will play a special Warehouse gig in London for One On One at Working Rooms, E8 on Oct 11th. Also playing will be Lydia Lunch, Factory Floor, Blurt, S.I.N.S and DJs Barry 7 (Add N to X), Where to Now and John Linger.
01 Jul 2008: More Faust Concerts
Faust (Hans-Joachim Irmler, Lars Paukstat, Steven Wray Lobdell, Jan Fride and Michael Stoll) will play a series of dates in summer as follows.
02 Jun 2008: Faust in Japan, Istanbul and UK
Faust (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron, James Johnston, James Hodson and special guests) will play three concerts in Japan on September 6-9th. They will play in Istanbul on October 14th in a unique concert featuring Geraldine Swayne, and will also visit the UK in June (London on the 18th, Manchester on the 19th and Cork on the 21st) with the same line-up plus more very special guests. Faust (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron, Wwe Bastiansen and guests) will play the Swomp Festival, Hanover, Germany on May 7th and in Dublin at the Electric Picnic Festival on August 30th (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron, James Johnston, Geraldine Swayne and very special guests.) More news will follow when I have it.
28 May 2008: Avant Garde Festival 2008
28 May 2008: Faust on Film
The documentary film Ist Faust Schoen?> will be officially screened at the Point Ephemere(Paris) at 7pm on Friday 6th 2008 as part of the festival Filmer la Musique. Jean-Hervé Peron(Faust/art-errorist), supported by German duo Bagiowill also perform a one-off concert at the event, around 9 pm. Film director Julien Perrin will be happy to meet you at this event and celebrate the result of his three years work. A track by Jean-Hervé Peron with Bagio can be downloaded here
26 May 2008: Faust in Barcelona
Faust (Hans-Joachim Irmler, Lars Paukstat, Steven Wray Lobdell, Jan Fride and Michael Stoll) will play the Radiohead curated Daydream Festivalon June 12 2008 at Barcelona's Parc del Forum. Other acts on the line-up include Four Tet, Liars and Cristian Vogel.
20 May 2008: Faust in Sweden
Faust (Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron, James Johnston, James Hodson, Geraldine Swaayne and Uwe Bastiasen) will perform at the Krautrock Sthlm Festivalon the 23rd of May in Stockholm at the Sodrateatern.
13 Mar 2008: Steven Wray Lobdell Dates
Steven Wray Lobdell(of Faust & Davis Redford Triad, Portland, Holy Mountain / Klangbad) will be playing two dates in Germany in April.
02 Mar 2008: Faust in Spain
Faust will play the Digressions Festival on 9th April with a lineup of Jochen Irmler, Lars Paukstat, Steven Wray Lobdell, Michael Stoll and Jan Fride. They will play L'Auditori, Sala 2, Oriol, Martorell. See the Digressions sitefor more details.
16 Jan 2008: Zappi in Der Schlaeger
Zappi is currently playing and recording with Der Schlaeger, whose music "is a combination of typical german 'Schlager' music and kind of abstract and aggressive instrumental overlays." Other members of Der Schlaeger include Karin Meier, Johannes Bahlmann, Fritz Renzo Heinze and Thomas E. Martin.
29 Oct 2007: FaustPages Community
14 Oct 2007: Faust Live in Kracow
An album, Live in Krakowrecorded at the Loch Ness Club in Krakow, 15th Nov 2006, has been released by the Lumberton Trading Company. Details and track listing tbc.
10 Sep 2007: Faust Dates Announced
10 Sep 2007: Faust / Nurse With Wound album
Faust/NWW Album Disconnectedis to be released mid-June on the Faust label, art-errorist, containing 4 tracks as of yet untitled material. Cover art by Babs Santini. More info to follow. More details here.
17 Aug 2007: Trial and Error DVD
A DVD of Faustrecordings featuring Jean-Hervé Peron, Zappi Diermaier, Amaury Cambuzatand Olivier Manchion will soon be released. The DVD was created by Zappi from recordings at Schiphorst in 2005, but also features two tracks recorded at Wümme in 1972. Read more here.
01 Jul 2007: Bagio / Art-Errorist track for Download
Art-Errorist Jean-Herve Peron recorded a track with the group Bagioin anticipation of their appearance at the Schiphorst Festival. You can play or download it.
08 Mar 2007: Faust DVD: Nobody Knows
Ankst Musicare proud to annnounce the upcoming release of our acclaimed concert film 'Faust: Nobody Knows if it Ever Happened' on DVD.
This film features the legendary German Krautrock group FAUST performing an explosive concert in London. The DVD comes with extras ('Struktur' - an exclusive 50 minute behind-the-scenes document shot by the late Arthur Howes, and a bonus performance of Flashback Caruso), and copies bought from the Ankst shop at WWW.ANKST.NETwill be despatched on the 13th of April, a full ten days before the official release date.
08 Mar 2007: Faust Dates Announced
Faust, with Zappi, Jean-Hervé and Amaury, have announced the following tour dates. For the Bristol show on June 1st they will be joined by special guests - I'll add details here when it is announced. Better still, join the mailing listto receive news as it happens. Follow links for tickets and more information.
06 Mar 2007: Eroberung des Raums
Hans-Joachim Irmler, Bruno Gebhard and Ingo Vauk will perform a site--specific installation investigating the sonic properties of Casa da Musica and is mainly using what architect Rem Koolhaas has described as the "secondary serving spaces" of this unique building: Premiere: 07.04.2007 Casa da Musica, Porto. Installation (entrance hall / hallways) 21:30 / concert (Cybermusica room) 22:30. The installation can be visited until 05.05.2007, daily opening times: 10.00 - 20.00. Fundacao Casa da Musica, Avenida da Boavista 604-610, 4149 071 Porto / Portugal.
22 Feb 2007: Schiphorst Festival
This year's Schiphorst festival, organised by Jean-Hervé Peron, will take place from 27th-29th July 2007. The lineup has yet to be announced in full but includes: Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black, Merzbow, Amal Gamal, Tlasila and Sardh.
21 Feb 2007: Scheer / Klangbad Festival
The Lineup for this year's Scheer / Klangbad festival (run by Jochen Irmler) includes: Plain Ride (FI), Custom Drummer, Rakhim (FI), Pharaoh Overload (FI), Circle (FI), Marku Peltola (FI), Uske Orkestra (B), Aqua Nebula Oszillator (F), Lance Flamme (F), Planetakis (D), Schlammpeitziger (D), Paperfactory (D, GB, USA, AU), Naked Lunch (AU), Nista Nije Nista (D, AU, AUS), Parking Non Stop (WALES), Knarf RellÖm Trinity (D), Atrox (D), Frank Wegling (USA, D), 27 #11 (GB, S), Ectogram (WALES), The Nightingales (GB), Die Goldenen Zitronen (D)
The festival runs from 3rd-5th August 2007.
22 Jan 2007: Uwe Nettelbeck Dies
Uwe Nettelbeck, founder and mentor of Faust, died on January 17th. Jean-Hervé Peron made this statement about the passing of the man who first formed and inspired Faust and was a key creative force behind the group in their early years;
Besides being a sharp-witted but yet charming and loving husband, father and grandfather, he was an outstanding cook, a writer who always generated deep emotions and interest, and a genius, selfless music producer. Thank you Uwe for all you have done for our music. Faust is your work, no doubt ! Your work will outlast all of us. May your soul rest in peace. My sincere sympathy to his family Petra, Anouchka, Sandra, Elisha and Elsa.
Many many members of the Faust Listjoin me here to express their condolences:
The Faust List/ Jean-Hervé Peron
Joachim Irmler added:
In a way, he was too close to me, so I cannot really express my feelings at the moment. At times, it felt like he was a brother.
Asche auf mein Haupt!
Requiescat in pace!
23 Oct 2006: Faust Book Launch / Faust Film Premiere
October sees the release of the first book about the band, titled
Faust: Stretch Out Time 1970-75, by the administrator of this site, Andy Wilson:
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Interview with Andy Wilson by Arndt Peltner on Radio Goethe >>
There will be a Q&A session with Jean-Hervé Peron chaired by Andy after the showing of the new film of Faust Live, 'Nobody Knows if it Really Happened' at The ICA, London, on 1st December. The film presents Faust's legendary gig at The Garage, London in 1996, exactly ten years previously, to the day. The Kosmische DJ's will be playing after the showing, and the event will also see the official launch of both the book, Stretch Out Time, and a box set from Dirter Promotionsof recordings from faust's last tour of the UK. There is a lot more information here.
22 Sep 2006: Faust on Tour
Faust, with Zappi, Jean-Hervé and Amaury, have announced the following tour dates. Follow the links for tickets and more information.
11 Aug 2006: Faust in Milan
Faust, with Zappi, Jean-Hervé and Amaury, play in Milan, 24th Aug 2006, at Festa de l'unita di milano, Mazda Palace, Milan, Italy
10 Jul 2006: Avant Garde Festival
The lineup for the Schiphorst Festival, hosted at Jean-Hervé's home, 1st-3rd September include: Charles Hayward(This Heat), The Legendary Pink Dots, Asmus Tietchens, Faust, Rother and Moebius, S/T, Lucianne Lassalle and Geoff Leigh, PermanentFatalError, Daniel Larkaand many more.
Visit the festival site
13 Jun 2006: Faust on Paris
Jean-Hervé and Zappi wrote an account of the recent Faust concerts at Lyon, Paris and Bodø.
13 Jun 2006: Faust in Paris
Faust will play in Paris on 25th June at the Villette Sonique festival
28 May 2006: Tribute to Rudolph Sosna
Faust list member Jake Shieldsmade a short video tribute For Rudolph Sosna
27 Apr 2006: Faust IV Remastered
The 1974 album Faust IVhas been re-released with a CD of extra material - including a John Peel session and alternate and extended versions of some classic songs. Find out morebefore you buy it.
02 Apr 2006: Faust in Paris, Lyon and Athens
Faust will play in Lyons on May 24th at the Nuits Sonores Festival, with a lineup of Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Peron, Olivier Manchion, Amaury Cambuzat and a mystery guest member whose identity cannot yet be revealed. Also playing at the festival will be Duracell, Charles Hayward, Jad Fair, Blurt and Warren Suicide.
The same line-up will play an open air performance in Paris on June 25th at Villette Soniqueand on Thurs 28th Sept in The Underworld, Athens. There will also be concerts in Thessalonika and Larissa. More news about all the concerts will follow when I have it.
08 Mar 2006: Scheer 2006
This years Scheer festival, the third annual festival organised by Hans-Joachim Irmler's Klangbad label, will take place on 11-13th August 2006. Details of the line up will be added when I have them.
02 Mar 2006: Ulan Bator Site
Ulan Batorhave a new sitearchiving plenty of information about the group. Influenced by groups such as This Heat and Swans, Ulan Bator's Olivier Manchion and Amaury Cambuzat play in one of the current incarnations of Faust. There's a lot more information here.
23 Feb 2006: Faust IV Re-released
EMI, who now own the Virgin label, have announced the release of a remastered Faust IVwith extra tracks. You'll want to snap this up, not only for the new material but because the mastering of the existing version of the album on CD is so poor.
From the press release: "The bonus disc is completed with six previously unreleased tracks recorded by Uwe Nettelbeck. Beginning with a soporific take on Jennifer, followed by an alternate take of The Sad Skinhead, an extended version of Just a Secondtakes the track to greater levels of trance inducement, before ending in its almost trademark snare crack half roll. The ambient Piano Piece is reminiscent of Brian Eno's Another Green World - best known as the theme tune to the BBC documentary series Arena. A gentle and shimmering piece it is a gem tucked away on this second disc that concludes with alternate takes on Lauftand Giggy Smile."
As with the existing release, the track listing doesn't mention the track Runseperately, although presumably it will stiill be there, tacked on to the end of Lauft.
CD1: The original album, re-mastered
CD2 - bonus disc
01 Feb 2006: More Faust Dates
In April Faust - Hans-Joachim Irmler (keyboard), Steven Wray Lobdell (Davis Redford Triad, guitar), Michael Stoll (bass / flute), Lars Paukstat (percussion, vocals), Jan Fride-Wolbrandt (drums), John Silk (sound) - will do a short tour in Europe. Confirmed dates include: