Album review

Faust - Patchwork 1971-2002

Similar in feel to The Faust Tapes, the legendary Krautrockers' biggest-selling 1974 album on account of being sold for 50p by Virgin, Patchwork is a collage of studio outtakes spanning their entire career. There are familiar moments, such as a fragment of "It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl", but mostly the sounds here run the entire Faust gamut from tentative, acoustic half-ideas to minimal, Triassic riffery to primal electronica from one of rock's forgotten futures. A good taster for those unfamiliar with the band.

Rating: 3 / 10


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