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Brand new music from the avant-heroes that are Faust. Fresh Air, which was recorded during a US tour with various musicians on board, is really genuinely weird, which is exactly what you want from these old hippies. The LP edition comes with a bundled CD. Plus, if you are quick off the mark, you might be able to order one of the exclusive editions that come with a 7” of bonus material! On Bureau B.

Limited Vinyl LP £45.99 BB267

Limited indies only orange vinyl LP + CD in gatefold sleeve. Includes bonus 7" + booklet.

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Vinyl LP £21.49 BB254LP

Black vinyl LP + CD on Bureau B.

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CD £13.49 BB254

CD on Bureau B.

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Fresh Air by Faust
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8/10 Robin Staff review, 24 May 2017

Faust still exist. Sonic toothaches to the bitter end, the band recently scoped out a full tour of the US and managed to wring a whole ‘Fresh Air’ out of it, their fourth record of this decade, if you can believe it. Released to little fanfair, it proves the krautrock legends still know how to do their thing, if no one else’s, the record oozing with weird live pieces that prove them to be dabbling in new corners of experimentation while restoring old ones.

Opening on its droning title track, whose strings play like they’re opening time’s slowest curtain call, the piece introduces spoken word, backgrounded opera and meticulous percussive acoustics that sound like someone’s put a contact mic against an ant trying to move a pebble. The noises on this performance gaze at their listener, moving slow and detached, the record beginning its sleuth.

Faust must remind you that they are at least somewhat a rock band, and the opening seconds of “Birds of Texas”  are enough to bring that about: a dissenting bass line, a couple of snare fills and an almost psychedelic ascent carry the track into “Partitur” and its mere seconds of Gong-esque vocal bluster. Still they rock: “La Poulie” sounds cut of an early Faust record with its deranged band maladies, coating the rhythms in noise but keeping them grooving. Due to its live element, the record almost feels like a competition between discombobulated Faust parts: screaming free improv, rocksteady beats, devilsome drone and voice experiments prove that Faust live, is Faust to the fullest.




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