Faust Vs. Dalek / Derbe Respect, Alder
Album: Derbe Respect, Alder   Collection:General
Artist:Faust Vs. Dalek   Added:Jun 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-06-28 Pull Date: 2004-08-30 Charts: Electronic, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 8 Aug 1 Jul 25 Jul 18 Jul 11
Airplays: 1 2 1 4 4 2 7 5

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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-06-10
A two year collaboration between stalwart krautrocker Faust and experimental hip hopster Dalek, two of the most interesting innovative electronic genre benders ever. This collaboration really works. Dalek is a master of noisey experimental hip-hop (sometimes found on the same bill as heavy doom rock like Thrones, Isis) while Faust is synonomous with German electronic trippiness. Together we’ve got a super blend of experimental electronic noise with a fine aroma of hip hop. Great stuff.

1) quiet dark ambience, beats come crashing in after 3 mintues, looping, bordering on break beat and downtempo but not going there, eerily rhythmic and noisy, like a battlefield
2) Dalek hip hop lyrics over disjunct vaguely jazz drums, feel, sliced with noise and samples
3) spooky heavy reverb, voices, mechanical industrial drone
4) simple drum beat, creepy electro, hip hop voc delivery appears, heavily treated, after ~3 min things get pretty noisy
5) looping lyric sample + scratch
6) turns dark ambient and industrial noise, poetry layered on top, spooky
7) poetry amidst metallic factory industrial noise that builds quickly, mood intensifies and a bizarre bass driven beat materializes after ~4 min, cool as fuck near-noise rock
8) cool Amon Tobin type downtempo beat, airy melodic soundbed for hip hop lyrics, sweet
9) simple brief noise

Track Listing
1. Imagine What We Started   5. Erratic Thoughts
2. Hungry for Now   6. Bullets Need Violence
3. Remnants   7. Collected Twighlight
4. Dead Lies   8. T-Electronique