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Published on Apr 27, 2013
Glorious ecstatic hymns exclusively made of violin abrasive drones and freak-out dissonances, accompanied by drums sections and e-guitar bass lines. This intriguing album is now a true classic of contemporary music and progressive rock. This one captures the essence of minimalism music and the energy of rock. To be honest, this album looks like more to Tony Conrad's explorations in experimentation sounds and insistent droning performances than FAUST's hybrid rocking universe. "From The Side Of Man And Womankind" is based on a repetitive, ritual drum pulsation, giving the rhythm for long, monotonous, fuzzy violin drones (played by Tony Conrad); the atmosphere is wonderfully noisy, extreme and transcendent. "From The Side Of The Machines" takes back the same schema of composition but within a more colourful, dynamic flame, the result is completely "physical", throwing the listener into a deep "visceral" meditation. A landmark, epic album! Review by Philipphe from Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp...
Line-up / Musicians Tony Conrad & Faust / all instruments
Disc 1: 01.- From The Side Of Man And Womankind 02. From The Side Of The Machines
Disc 2: 01.- The Pyre Of Angus Was In 02.- The Death Of The Composers 03.- From The Side Of Woman And Mankind