Formed 1969.

German avant-garde group



Faust (German: fist) are a German krautrock band. Formed in 1971 in Wümme, the group was originally composed of Werner "Zappi" Diermaier, Hans Joachim Irmler, Arnulf Meifert, Jean-Hervé Péron, Rudolf Sosna and Gunther Wüsthoff, working with record producer Uwe Nettelbeck and engineer Kurt Graupner.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Faust Is Last

    Faust Is Last 2010

    Reviewed by John Doran
    As good as anything the German oddities have produced in their 40-year career.
  2. Review of Faust IV

    Faust IV 2006

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    ...a portrait of a sprawling, chaotic but well-respected musical institution that...
  3. Review of BBC Sessions

    BBC Sessions

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    ...bewildered BBC technicians recall a steady stream of dishevelled long haired...
  4. Review of Patchwork


    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Faust keyboardist Hans Joachim Irmler and Staubgold boss Markus Detner curate a trip...
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