"There is no group more mythical than Faust" thus wrote English musician and eccentric Julian Cope. He couldn't have put it better. Faust, from Hamburg, Germany released their first album in 1971 and went on to be one of the defining groups in the 70s Krautrock movement. One of their albums sold 100,000 copies in the UK. Not bad for a group who mixed Dadaism,avant-garde rock and free improvisation.
Their new album is a worthy addition to this legend. "Something Dirty" will be released March 1st 2011 on Tapete Records. It is a definitive milestone in the long history of this musical institution.
Since 2007, the line-up has consisted of founder members Jean-Hervé Peron and Zappi Diermaier, the English musician James Johnston, founder of the brutish blues rockers Gallon Drunk and long-standing member of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, plus the English painter, filmmaker, author and musician Geraldine Swayne.