Faust & Dälek - Derbe Respect, Alder


01.    imagine what we started
02.    hungry for now
03.    remnants
04.    dead lies
05.    erratic thoughts
06.    bullets need violence
07.    collected twighlight
08.    t-electronique

appearing: Werner Diermaier, Hans Joachim Irmler, Steven W. Lobdell, Lars Paukstat, Michael Stoll, dälek, oktopus, still

Small surprise, then, to hear their glorious, droned-out take on hip-hop with Dälek. Derbe Respect, Alder (or "crude respect, elder") hardly sounds like any hip-hop I've heard; more like a druggy, clamorous collage of industrial noise and feedback, with a stray loop every now and then. Rather than simply using Faust as their backing band, the trio of Dälek (Will Brooks), producer Oktopus (Alap Momin) and turntablist Still (Hsi-Chang Linaka) attack fragments and panic-ridden, acid-damaged jams as raw source material, and opt to spout Last Poets-style free form verse over the more unhinged moments. And like The Last Poets, Dälek's agenda seems politically charged, as titles like "Bullets Need Violence" indicate. Still, pure sound rules this.

produced & mixed by irmler productions 2003
co-produced by Klangbad & Staubgold