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Album: Faust IV
# Song Title   Time
1)    Krautrock
2)    Sad Skinhead, The
3)    Jennifer
4)    Just a Second (Starts Like That!)/Picnic on a Frozen River/Deuxieme Tableaux
5)    Giggy Smile
6)    Lauft...Heisst Das Es Lauft Oder Es Kommt Bald..Lauft
7)    It's a Bit of a Pain
 

Album: Faust IV
# Song Title   Time
1)    Krautrock
2)    Sad Skinhead, The
3)    Jennifer
4)    Just a Second (Starts Like That!)/Picnic on a Frozen River/Deuxieme Tableaux
5)    Giggy Smile
6)    Lauft...Heisst Das Es Lauft Oder Es Kommt Bald..Lauft
7)    It's a Bit of a Pain
 
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  • Includes liner notes by David Ilic.
  • Widely acknowledged as one of Faust's finest works, IV finds these ground-breaking German proggies strutting their collective Euro-stuff on a collection of songs more varied and lighthearted than their previous releases. Starting off with the genre-defining "Krautrock," the band sets up sheets of electronic sound that bounce off each other endlessly, creating a kaleidoscopic feel, while the insistent beat conjures up images of great drooling beasts jumping incessantly up and down. The band steps outside of its comfort zone on "The Sad Skinhead," a loopy reggae sendup. Elsewhere there are quiet, acoustic moments amid the electronic frenzy. "Jennifer" and "It's A Bit Of A Pain," while maintaining the deconstructed feel of the other tunes, are downright poignant.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[P]retty awesome -- especially the alternate version of 'Krautrock,' a hypnotic guitar-drone manifesto."

Uncut (p.128) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] 'Jennifer', a strange tripped-out love song almost unequalled in the annals of psychedelia. A strange, rubbery, reverbed bassline and a gently circling guitar figure conjure a mood of spacey and sacred serenity..."

The Wire (p.66) - "FAUST IV is essential, continuing to highlight the group's capacity for shapeshifting and mood swings."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[P]assages sound beautiful and alien by today's standards..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.153) - "[A] curate's egg of an album...It stands as their most accessible album, containing inspired pieces..."
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