C'est Com... Com... Compliqué
02. Accroché à tes Lèvres (7:49)
03. Ce Chemin est le Bon (7:53)
04. Stimmen (2:06)
05. Petits Sons Appétissants (4:20)
06. Bonjour Gioacchino (5:07)
07. En Veux-tu des Effets, en Voilà (7:22)
08. Lass Mich (Original Version) (1:54)
09. C'est Com...Com...Compliqué (13:40)
- Jean-Hervé Péron / Bass, vocals
- Amaury Cambuzat / Guitars, keyboards, vocals
- Werner Diermaier / Drums
This album is one of their most sophisticated releases, not exactly accessible, but with a depth and texture that is sometimes lost in their more strident material. The overall mood is somber and subdued, with lots of drones underscoring slow robotic beats, spoken lyrics, and gently buzzing synths. It's not all monochromatic, happily: variety appears in tracks such as "Petits Sons Appetissants", a gently sung waltz with acoustic guitar and piano accompaniment. And it's not all quiet, as the heavy droning pulse of "Bonjour Gioacchino" will attest. The longer tracks, however, are generally quieter and more contemplative than the average Faust tune. I hesitate to say "Faust Lite", but when you consider Faust's legacy, that still allows for some pretty avant garde stuff, and that's in fact what we have here. It's just dressed up in smoother textures than their more "out" albums (e.g. The Faust Tapes).
I think this album would appeal to fans of "So Far" and "Faust IV". It's a great example of Faust's continued vitality in the new millenium. It doesn't try to replicate the music of their past, but it doesn't leave it behind, either. It's a continuation of where they have been going all along, forward along their own path. The fact that they now sound more contemporary than they did in the 1970s is probably evidence that the rest of the music world is only now coming around to the novel ideas they brought to the table so long ago.