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Faust IV


Download links and information about Faust IV by Faust. This album was released in 1973 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:19:02 minutes.

Artist: Faust
Release date: 1973
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:19:02
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No. Title Length
1. Krautrock 11:48
2. The Sad Skinhead 2:36
3. Jennifer 7:13
4. Just a Second (Starts Like That!)/Picnic On a Frozen River/Deuxieme Tableaux 3:35
5. Giggy Smile 7:46
6. Lauft...Heisst Das Es Lauft Oder Es Kommt Bald..Lauft 8:07
7. It's a Bit of a Pain 3:08
8. Jennifer 4:49
9. The Sad Skinhead 3:21
10. Just a Second (Starts Like That!) (Extended Version) 10:32
11. Piano Piece 5:58
12. Lauft...Heisst Das Es Lauft Oder Es Kommt Bald..Lauft 4:14
13. Giggy Smile 5:55



Perhaps the most straightforward work ever released by this notoriously anarchic group, Faust IV is arguably the definitive document of the German underground rock scene of the early '70s. Though the album lacks the transgressive forays into tape collage and noise that made Faust’s early work so startling, it contains superlative examples of almost every musical style to fall under the Krautrock banner. The breathtaking opening track neatly borrows Neu’s motorik drive, while the ambient organ drone of “Lauft… Heisst…” recalls the dreamy atmospherics of groups like Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh. But these similarities to other German groups never cause Faust IV to sound derivative; instead the album is a brilliantly condensed embodiment of one of the most exciting eras of German music. Sadly, recording sessions for Faust IV were beset by a series of conflicts between Faust, label-head Richard Branson and producer Uwe Nettelbeck that would eventually cause key members to split from the group. Faust IV stands as the final production of this seminal band’s most fruitful period.