Exposé Online banner

Faust / NWW — Disconnected
(art-errorist D/DIS1/07, 2007, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2008-10-01

Disconnected Cover art

2007 has seen some interesting musical pairings of young and old. First there was Acid Mothers Temple and Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru) and now we have Faust and Steven Stapleton (Nurse with Wound) collaborating on a joint release. The standard edition of Disconnected has four tracks “Lass Mich,” “Disconnected,” “Tu m’Entends?” and “It Will Take Time.” “Lass Mich” is an energetic combination of Faust’s signature Krautrock experimentations and Stapleton’s tape manipulations, edits, and unique vision. “Disconnected” is an eerie and quiet ambient piece, more NWW than Faust. “Tu m’Entends?” has a calm Faustian ambiance that evolves into a bizarre realm of squeaks, alien noises, and disembodied voices that are knit together by the hypnotic drums. “It Will Take Time” is a wonderful ambient piece accompanied by an inventive bass line. There is also a special limited edition with two bonus cover tunes: John Cage’s “Silence” and, of all things, Bob Dylan’s “Hard Rain.” I could wax poetic on their intelligent approach to “Silence,” but that would be pretentious as it is really just dead silence. The Dylan cover was recorded live and is completely unrecognizable. There is only a passing resemblance to some of Dylan’s lyrics and they are sung sometimes in German, French, or English. This may be the harshest song on the CD. Overall, this is a pretty cool release and sure to please fans of either band.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 36, 2007 releases

Related artist(s): Faust, Nurse with Wound

More info
http://www.dirter.co.uk
http://www.art-errorist.de

Latest news

2018-05-14
Glenn Branca RIP – Experimental guitarist and composer Glenn Branca has died at the age of 69. He was known for compositions featuring large ensembles of guitars, and for the use of feedback. He founded his band Theoretical Girls in the mid-70s as an art-punk answer to what he saw as the increasing commercialization of punk music. His compositions were highly influential, with such figures as David Bowie, Thurston Moore, and John Lurie among his fans. » Read more

2018-04-05
OBEY Convention XI Set for May 24-28 in Halifax – As the 2018 festival season rapidly approaches, we’d like you to be aware of a real treasure of diverse and creative music that’s going to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next month. The OBEY Convention is on its 11th outing, and features a wide range of artists from around the world. From avant-industrial noise to experimental takes on Classical Chinese music, from chamber jazz to doom metal, from ambient soundscapes to Canadian First Nations drumming, you’d be hard pressed to find a festival with more variety in sound anywhere in the world. » Read more

2018-04-04
Close to the Rain Festival in Bergen Announces Lineup – Now in its second year, the Close to the Rain Festival of progressive music is scheduled to take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 7 - 9. They've got an amazing slate of bands lined up, including such powerhouses as Anekdoten, Major Parkinson, Arabs in Aspic, Tusmørke, and many more. » Read more

2018-03-01
Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington and Oregon. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more

2018-02-26
Adelbert von Deyen RIP – Word reaches us that German electronic musician Adelbert von Deyen has died. His recorded legacy reaches back to 1978, when Sky Records released Sternzeit. Von Deyen, who was born October 25, 1953 in Süderbrarup, was also known as a painter and graphic artist. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Nouvelles Lectures Cosmopolites - Friesengeist Part π - Ascendances – For the third installment of his Friesengeist series, Julien Ash has pared things down, utilizing only four musicians to augment his own keyboards and effects; previous releases featured eight or...  (2008) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues