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Watch rare footage of krautrock icons Faust jamming in the studio, 1971


With millions of people remaining in lockdown amid the strict social distancing measures, we’re dipping back into the Far Out Magazine vault for more archival entertainment.

Stepping back into 1971, we’re entering a jam session with krautrock icons Faust as they role through their now famed improvised and experimental electronic sound.

The german rock back, formed the same year as the below footage was recorded, were orchestrated by producer and former music journalist Uwe Nettelbeck alongside drummer Werner “Zappi” Diermaier.

The group also introduced the likes of Hans Joachim Irmler, Arnulf Meifert, Gunther Wüsthoff and Rudolf Sosna as they pushed the sonic boundaries of the genre.

After signing to Polydor and releasing their self-titled debut LP, the band became the subject of a documentary fronted by television company WDR-TV who were keen to explore the changing landscape of the German rock scene.

With the band in the studio working on some of their earliest material, enjoy a clip from the documentary below.