FaUSt (DE)

52 years of Faust in 214 words

1971: Faust sign up with Polydor International, Hamburg/Germany. In their Wümme studio, Faust record three of their own albums plus two joint albums with the avant-pop trio Slapp Happy and another album in collaboration with american minimalist Tony Conrad. They leave Polydor two years later

1973: Faust join Virgin Records, releasing the album The Faust Tapes. Faust record Faust IV at The Manor studios/UK for Virgin. They leave Virgin a year later.

1974: Faust record the album Punkt. at Pat Giorgio Moroder‘s Musicland Studio, in Munich… and goes underground for the next 16 years. By then Faust had become what Julian Cope described as „the most mythical band ever” and the most radical of all Krautrock bands.

Since 1990 Faust have toured extensively in Europe, the USA and the rest of the world, produced numerous albums in London, Austin, Hamburg, Los Angeles and Schiphorst. Over the years and from gig to gig Faust’s line-up continues to vary –from trio to larger ensembles.

FaUSt in 2023:

Jean-Hervé Peron ( bass/tp/voc)

Jeanne-Marie Varain ( front-woman, voc) 

Julia Brüssel ( violin/FXs)

Pierre Chevalier ( Keyboards, voc) 

Amaury Cambuzat ( guit/voc)

Ronny Waernes ( noise)

Chris Cutler ( dr)