Album review: Faust - 'Faust Is Last' - Klangbad
Devilish daddies of krautrock fear no midlife cirsis
8 / 10
Now with just one original member remaining, it seems a fitting time for these krautrock legends to be releasing their final album. It’s a shame, though, because one of the founders of industrial music have still got it. The first CD here (‘A’
) shows off their more extreme side, with junkyard drums and obnoxious fuzzed-out guitar reminiscent of their 1973 masterpiece ‘The Faust Tapes’
. Disc ‘Z’
, meanwhile, is more subdued – all showing their continued influence on the new breed of bands, such as Factory Floor
. Capturing the sound of your youth when you’re middle-aged is risky, but there’s nothing to be embarrassed about here – Faust’s legacy is safe.