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Sunday, April 15, 2007

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FAUST vs. DÄLEK : Derbe Respect Alder (2003)


Music From the Darkside

Sometimes things that shouldn't work just do. Take for example this collaboration between the veteran German industrialist outfit Faust and New Jersey hip hop trio Dalek. Maybe I just like things to stick to categories. If I'm going to listen to rap music then I'll pick out Eminem or Ol' Dirty Bastard. If I want Krautrock then I'll plump for a night in with Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze. The merging of the genres has as much appeal as mixing porridge and pork chops, or wearing snowshoes on the beach. So much for the blinkers, this record is that rare example of a collaboration between artists from radically different corners of the musical universe achieving significantly more than the sum total of its parts. Faust dispense with their noodling and deliver a full on set of brutal, focussed rock music, scuzzy at the edges, tripping over itself in its urge to carry the fight. This relentless assault is augmented by Still's awesome turntablism, and the bitter ranting of MC Dalek - together in the mix churning out a frothing rancid stew of noise, with a beat like a bludgeon, howling with rancour. This is a genuinely dark record, that carries with it pain and fury and resentful, toe-curling misery - no more so than with the gut wrenching 'Dead Lies', or the repeated blows to a bruise that constitute the nightmarish 'Bullets Need Violence'. This is indeed a violent record, a headlong journey in to danger.The closest thing I've heard to this is Ice's "Bad Blood", but even that is not as relentless as this. It doesn't matter if you don't usually buy hip-hop, or if you don't like artists old enough to be your father, if you like the dark side then you'll like this. A vision of Hell made flesh. Merciless.
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12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting, downloading now, cheers!

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was looking for this for a long time!
Thank you!

4:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, just picked up my first Dalek CD recently, very interesting stuff. No, a Faust pairing does not seem too suprising.

You know the early DJs used Kraftwerk for some of the beats, so it's good to get hiphop back together with the Germans.

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thank you for this ...I've liked Dalek for a while now and have been a Faust fan for 25 years or more , but didnt know this even existed !!
In fact , Dalek have a track on one of our net releases , the first of which can be found here
http://www.archive.org/details/jpt001 (my contribution is the Maz Headrest tune)
I think Dalek are on release number 2 , but you can find links to all the releases on that page if you're interested.
Thanks again ....TOP BLOG !!!!

11:20 PM  
Anonymous WOZZ said...

Its Faust man - they are (and always have been) the real deal. Anything with Faust has to be worth having. (I bought the album when it was released......).

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

been trying to find this ..and its better than I had hoped...

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Dubz said...

truly Like This Darcorekindof Hip Hop

12:47 AM  
Blogger H. said...

Is this on Ipecac? Will give it a listen! Thanks!

2:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to point out that this is not really "a collaboration between artists from radically different corners of the musical universe." Faust have never been "noodlers" but are, as the notes to their box set attest, "the original sonic terrorists." Even back in 1972 they were delivering "brutal, focused rock music." In fact, a lot of what makes Krautrock so now is that bands like Amon Duul are so damn tight and powerful rather than wanky.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Isham said...

I love Dälek, thanks for this rarity

1:02 AM  
Blogger Roger Camden said...

excellent
thank you

7:32 AM  
Blogger NYCIC said...

yall niggas need to recognize. FUCK KANYE. Dalek scares them niggas nahmean? motherfuckers performed with the fucking melvins. with isis. with faust. fucking kanye don't have clue who faust is. most hip hop is like getting some head with a rubber on your dick nahmean? I wanna see Dalek open for MESHUGGAH. that be some sick ass shit right there. peace.

7:57 PM  

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