Faustian Echoes
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Faustian Echoes

Faustian Echoes
Agalloch Faustian Echoes EP.jpg
EP by
ReleasedJune 26, 2012 (2012-06-26)
Recorded2012
StudioJackpot Studio, Portland, OR
GenreBlack metal, folk metal
Length21:34
LabelLicht von Dämmerung Arthouse
Agalloch chronology
Marrow of the Spirit
(2010)
Faustian Echoes
(2012)
The Serpent & the Sphere
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork(6.5/10)[1]

Faustian Echoes is an EP by American metal band Agalloch, released on June 26, 2012 by Agalloch's own label Licht von Dämmerung Arthouse. It is actually a single, two-part song over 21 minutes in length, making it the longest song Agalloch has ever written.[2] The song is based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's play Faust.

Regarding the theme of Faustian Echoes, Agalloch vocalist/guitarist John Haughm said, "The lyrics are taken directly from an English translation of Goethe's Faust. We used select phrases and film samples to create the narrative which, together, outlines the backbone of the original story."[3] The film samples are from Jan Svankmajer's 1994 film Faust.[4]

Agalloch released Faustian Echoes in conjunction with their summer 2012 North American tour, making it first available via streaming and digital download. Vinyl and CD versions were only available at the shows during the tour, and via mail order after the tour.[5]

The cover art features the etching Faust Lisant (Faust Reading) by Salvador Dalí.[6][7]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Faustian Echoes"21:34
Total length:21:34

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Currin, Grayson (July 12, 2012). "Agalloch: Faustian Echoes EP = Album Reviews - Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Faustian Echoes". bandcamp.com. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Interview with John Haughm". pitchfork.com. July 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "Lesson Faust (1994)". imdb.com. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Agalloch Streaming New 21 Minute Song". metalunderground.com. June 26, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Faust Lisant by Salvador Dalí". Art Brokerage. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Agalloch - Faustian Echoes (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2013.



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