Outside The Dream Syndicate returns to vinyl and CD!

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Honestly, you wait ages for a new Faust news story and then along come two. Just found out that the very tasteful San Francisco reissue label Superior Viaduct (responsible for such choice reissues as Tarkovsky soundtracks, Alice Coltrane and The Residents) are bring drone minimalist Tony Conrad’s 1973 collaboration with Faust. Recorded in their Wumme studio during the peak years, its a classic of the avant-garde. The 1993 reissue on Table of the Elements has long been out of print and unaffordable second hand so this comes as a real godsend. Its coming soon on vinyl and CD and can be pre-ordered herehttp://www.superiorviaduct.com/collections/tony-conrad

Faust In the USA

faustGreat news for our State-side friends, Jean-Herve Peron & Zappi are doing an American tour this Spring. Expect plenty of exciting collaborations along the way (including a set with Tony Conrad at the Big Ears festival in Knoxville).

You can catch them at:

 

 

March

12th   Chicago/IL @ Thalia Hall , Levitation Festival

14th   Detroit/MI  @ Marble bar

16th   Austin/TX  @ German Haus , SxSW  Festival

17th  Austin/TX @ Hotel Vegas , SxSW  Festival

19th  San Francisco/CA  @ The Chapel – tickets

23rd  Los Angeles/CA @ Union Club

25th  Athens /GA @ 40 Watts

26th Lexington/KY @ Manchester Music Hall

28th Jersey City/NJ @ Monty Hall

29th Brooklyn/NY @ Market Hotel ( second show)

30th Brooklyn/NY @ Market Hotel ( sold out)

 

April

1st  Knoxville/TN @  Big Ears Festival , Tony Conrad & faUSt = Outside The Dream Syndicate

2nd Knoxville/TN @  Big Ears Festival , faUSt

3rd Louisville / KY @ Dreanland

5th Iowa City / IA @ Mission Creek Festival

Free Faust!

Are you having one of those days where you think “Gee, I’m so bored, I wish I could listen to a recording of Faust live in Brooklyn?” – well, I’ve got news for you, you can.

Up on the Free Music Arhchive is an entire live set from 2009 at the WFMU Fest in Williamsburg Music Hall, Brooklyn. Catch the latest line-up of Faust doing a fresh set of reinvented classics, spontaneous jams and new works. It’s over here. Enjoy!

6th Birthday: The Roots of Was Ist Das?

Well, judging by the greetings on facebook, it is now August 19th in Japan, so that means the 6th birthday of Was Ist Das? has begun. It’s also the second anniversary of when Was Ist Das? 2.0 was born, as that’s when the domain name registration was freed and I could start again with a brand new website with a new host & registrar.

To celebrate, here’s a DJ mix exploring the music that inspired & informed my musical tastes. Included are many old favourites and songs used as nuggets in the podcast/video review intro theme:

Kraak Habit

I’ve uploaded some of my DJ set from last Saturday in Manchester to Mixcloud. You can listen to it on this player here:

Lumberton Trading Company launch vinyl subscription series

Lumberton Trading Company have been releasing more details about their new vinyl subscription series. The series begins with Glass Out “Never Force A Left Handed Child To Use Their Right Hand” which includes Jhonn Balance reading the Coil manifesto on the songs. The first 50 copies bought direct from the label include additional inserts and a CDR.

Next in the series will be Cindytalk with Philippe Petit, with future releases to come from Human Greed, Main, Brian Conniffe and Jean-herve Peron with Zsolt Sores/Theme.

Mmmmm, Faust in vinyl box set release

May 13th sees Faust join other artists in a very limited vinyl box set entitled “Analog Love In Digital Times” from Hamburg label Clouds Hill Ltd. Clocking in at only 200 copies, the box boasts a 12″ and a 7″ from Faust.

The 12″ features exclusive remixes of the Faust track “Tell The Bitch To Go Home” from Post Office and Bo Ningen.
The 7″ contains the new songs “His Highness Hoo, Hoo, Hoo”, “Welcome To The Haunted Handbag” and “Kopfhörerübersprechen”.

Other acts featured include Scams, Scheerer, StadtfischFlex & The Ape. All the tracks are recroded in Clouds Hill’s Studio using analog equipment, hence the title.

Faust: new album update – now with video

more updates on the new Faust album “Something Dirty”

The album is set for release on January 28th on Bureau-B. It was recorded by Jean-Hervé Peron, Zappi W. Diermaier (both founding members), James Johnston (Gallon Drunk, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds), and Gerladine Swayne (…Bender).

Tracklisting is:

01. Tell the Bitch to go Home
02. Herbststimmung
03. Something Dirty
04. Thoughts of the Dead
05. Lost the Signal
06. Je Bouffe
07. Whet
08. Invisible Mending
09. Dampfauslass 1
10. Dampfauslass 2
11. Pythagoras
12. Save the Last One
13. La Sole Dorée

If you want a listen, there are mp3 samples on the Bureau-B releases page

Original Faust 7″ repressing – view the trailer!

Play Louder are reissuing the only 7″ single released by the 70s Faust.

From 1972, “So Far/It’s A Bit Of A Pain” features versions of the songs different to those on the original albums.

“How different?” I hear you cry [or am I developing paranoia?]. Well, judge for yourself as you can listen to it HERE