are two kinds of rock festivals: the conventional and the
adventurous ones. The former present music that everyone
knows. Others are more experimental and put their ear into
boundary zones. The Klangbad Festival, curated by Faust’s
Jochen Irmler, belongs to the latter. Since 2004 the picturesque
village of Scheer hosts an innovative musical journey crossing
various genres. In today's profit-oriented event scene it
is hard to find anything comparable. The festival is small
but growing constantly. Despite this fact, it abandons commercial
sponsoring funds unlike normal open air festivals. Award-winning
filmmakers Dietmar Post (USA/Germany) and Lucia Palacios
(Spain) portrait this fine festival in the style of direct
cinemapioneers, such as, Murray Lerner, Albert Maysles and
Or did you forget how those filmmakers combined simplicity
and economy with craftsmanship in their seminal films
Monterey Pop, Gimme Shelter or Newport Folk Festival?
Avant-garde in the Meadows” stands in that same tradition
of carefully chronicling an event.
conjunction with the two films"Klangbad: Avant-garde
in the Meadows" and "Faust: Live at Klangbad Festival":
is the first re-release of the one & only Faust 7"
vinyl single. Restored and remastered by Hans Joachim Irmler.
Both tracks are non-LP tracks
sind die Dinger, die man nicht in den iPod tun kann."
yourself a favour and feed your head: get this." Sounds
iconic krautrock cuts traverse contrasting paths to reach
an alternate headspace."