Album: Faust, Something Dirty (Bureau B)
Faust's core duo of bassist Jean-Hervé Péron and drummer Zappi Diermaier are joined here by Geraldine Swayne and Gallon Drunk frontman James Johnstone, both wrestling sounds from a variety of stringed and keyed devices.
"Tell the Bitch to Go Home" is a fine opener, its descending distorted organ riff powered by Zappi's minimal clangour, while synth noises eat into the track like rust. By contrast, "Herbststimmung" offers a glimpse of Faust's more melodic side, the poignant cyclical shimmer of some stringed device being gradually refracted into ragged tatters. There's plenty of typically brutalist avant-rock riffing in tracks like "Dampfauslass 1 & 2", while Swayne's occasional vocal adds an unexpected sultry touch to some tracks. It's their most cohesive album in some time.
DOWNLOAD THIS Herbststimmung; La Sole Dorée 2; Tell the Bitch to Go Home
Arts & Ents blogs
Owen Howells is a DJ/producer who grew up in Australia but was born in the UK. He came back to the U...
Fancy seeing a play about serial killers? How about inviting a funeral director into your home for a...
There are a good many moments in the second episode of this psychological thriller that deserve refl...
- 1 What, let gays get married? We must be bonkers
- 2 'Something passed underneath us, quite close': Airbus A320 has close encounter with UFO
- 3 Rocky Horror star Tim Curry 'suffers major stroke'
- 4 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
- 5 Exclusive: Woolwich killings suspect Michael Adebolajo was inspired by cleric banned from UK after urging followers to behead enemies of Islam
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Nook is donating eReaders to volunteers at high-need schools and participating in exclusive events throughout the campaign.
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.