Faust IV Reissue

Nadine McBay

Metro Magazine, 19 Apr 2006

Thanks to Sam Dutton for finding this review.

Classic reissues for your collection: Their radical studio techniques make a convincing case for them as Krautrock's most free-thinking pioneers. Oddly, this LP was viewed by many as a retrograde step into the mainstream when it was first released in 1974. Hardly. Although a more streamlined record than their dazzlingly effervescent early tape collages, Faust IV was still wayward enough to get the band dropped from Virgin ... proves how multi-dimensional the Wümme troupe could be... The Sad Skinhead, a track that pre-empts even Wire's Pink Flag by three years.

Nadine McBay, "Faust IV Reissue", Metro Magazine 2006