After the success of the presentation Faust IV Live! in December, 2019 at the Lieblingsplatte Festival in Düsseldorf, Jean-Hervé Péron (Faust) together with Amaury Cambuzat (Faust, Ulan Bator), Pierre Chevalier (Faust, Present) and their special guests on strings, winds and percussions will present this project during an extensive tour in Autumn 2021. The cult album Faust IV was the fourth studio album released by the German krautrock group in 1973. Listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, where it is referred to as a "krautrock classic", Faust IV includes the drone-based long instrumental Krautrock as opener, and seminal songs such as Jennifer and The Sad Skinhead.
In 1971 Faust signed up with Polydor International, Hamburg, Germany. In
their Wümme studio, Faust recorded 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. Got
kicked out of Polydor two years later. In 1973 Faust joined Virgin
Records , releasing the album The Faust Tapes. Faust recorded Faust
IV at The Manor studios/UK for Virgin. Got kicked out of Virgin a
year later. In 1975 Faust recorded an as-yet-unreleased album at
Giorgio Moroder‘s Musicland Studio , in Munich... and went
underground for the next 15 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, created their own label and produced numerous albums in
London, Austin, Hamburg and Schiphorst. Over the years and from gig
to gig Faust’s line-up continues to vary – from trio to larger
ensembles – with founding members’ performances often enriched by
the participation of local musician.