From 1972, this is by far my favourite Faust album. Quite different to the more famous 'Faust Tapes', this has no tape cut-ups and weird juxtaposition, instead going for relatively conventional song structure, and a fairly normal sound palette for 1972. This doesn't seem to restrict their creative tendencies at all, and the resulting tracks are a heady mish mash of pastoral folk, crazed ramblings, hazy psychedelia and wild oddball grooves. The title track is a brilliant space stomp groove: a loping rhythm section chunters along with horn stabs, over an undulating landscape of sublimely trippy textures and effects.
Varied, inventive, and often quite beautiful, there is still a healthy dose of weirdness, and I find this a really enjoyable listen.
Worlds made from nothingness.
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