Derbe respect, alder . Faust & Dälek
2004. cd . dl . lp
On "Derbe respect, alder" Faust surprise their fans by joining forces with American hiphop artists Dälek. Their open-mindedness towards musical influences was boundless from the beginning and so it is small wonder that they soon hit on German Krautrock survivors Faust as a source for interesting samples.
In the course of two years three sessions which spawned the music on this album took place. The high point of these saw the two outfits appearing side by side on stage at the Bonn Bad Kilbi festival 2003 in Düdingen, Switzerland. What Dälek and many of their hiphop contemporaries express through words – protest against and rejection of the social status quo – is exactly what Faust have expressed trough music during the last 30+ years. Consequently, this album is nothing for the faint-hearted, its music is merciless, straight in your face, at times even brutal. At times it sounds like harsh Industrial or "Illbient".
The album's final track is an update of "T-electronique", a track originally released on Faust's 1999 album "Ravvivando". Dälek lend the song additional lyrics and shoot it through with samples, so that it sounds like a remix of the original. From this perspective "Derbe respect, alder" could be seen in a straight line with the remix idea of the Faust albums "Freispiel" and "Patchwork 1971-2002".
"Inventors of 'Kraurock', iconoclasts extraordinaire, Faust are key figures in 20th Century music. In the early 70's, along with Can and Kraftwerk, they re-invented pop music as a specifically European art-form.
Virtually imprisoned by Polydor in their own studio for two years, they were able to revolutionize the whole process of musical production; they improvised with Industrial noise, generated bizarre hypnotic grooves, indulged in shockingly willful studio-based collages, and dabbled with every conceivable musical genre, sometimes simultaneously! Every now and then they found time for a burst of satirical pop, or occasional waves of delicate ambience.
Amongst those Faust have strongly influenced we must count Brian Eno, Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Test Department, Einstürzende Neubauten, My Bloody Valentine, Julian Cope and a host of Industrial and Techno bands. The music has lost none of it's immediacy or relevance - it sounds as if it was recorded last week, not last decade.” (Chris Cutler)
Dälek are a three-piece hiphop-outfit from New Jersey. Will Brooks (a.k.a. MC Dälek) is responsible for lyrics, Alap Momin (a.k.a. The Octopus) is the producer and Hsi-Chang Linaka (a.k.a. Still) handles the turntables. Their open-mindedness towards musical influences was boundless from the beginning and so it is small wonder that they soon hit on German Krautrock survivors Faust as a source for interesting samples.