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

2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Colour Haze - Burg Herzberg Festival 18.Juli 2008 – This double disc set commemorates over two hours of Colour Haze’s amazing performance at the July 2008 Burg Herzberg festival in Germany. A psychedelic hard-rock trio of guitar, bass and drums, with...  (2010) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues