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


Newsletter


Editor's Letter

Robert Wyatt interviewed: "I'm not a born rebel..."


Today (January 28, 2015), social media reliably informs me that Robert Wyatt is 70, which seems a reasonable justification for reposting this long and, I hope, interesting transcript of an interview I did with him at home in Louth back in 2007, a little before the marvellous “Comicopera” was...