When groundbreaking art-rock group Faust arrives at REDCAT on Friday night for two performances, it'll be armed with a fascinating arsenal of "instruments," according to an email REDCAT published Wednesday night.
The group rose up in Germany in the early 1970s among other so-called krautrock bands that helped set the path for avant-garde rock and electronic dance music, including Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!, Amon Duul and Tangerine Dream. In the decades since, Faust has continued to explore, as evidenced by the items its members have requested from REDCAT. A portion of the note is published below:
"Dear Faust fans,
We're getting ready for Friday and our tech director just showed us his "Faust Procurement Checklist." There's a couple firsts for us on here, so we wanted to give you a sneak peak at what you have to look forward to:
Faust Procurement Checklist
1 Cement Mixer, 1 Demolition Hammer, 2 Angle Grinders, 3 Large Canvasses, 55 Gallon Drum, 2 four-by-eight Sheets of Styrofoam, 2 Sledge Hammers & One Sacrificial Piano."