In a single night, Los Angeles was host to the past and present of rock’s periphery in experimental Krautrockers, Faust, and the Nigel Godrich-helmed, Ultraísta. Via Rolling Stone:
Faust’s appearance at Redcat – an intimate arts space within downtown Los Angeles’ Disney Hall complex – provided a rare Stateside stop for the four-decade-old band. Ultraísta, on the other hand, just released their debut album (Ultraísta) last week. In fact, the trio’s concert at L.A.’s Echoplex nightclub proved its first-ever U.S. show, and only seventh overall after a series of European dates. Despite the disparity in vintage between the two acts, a symbiotic link hovers between them. Not for nothing did Radiohead name a song “Faust Arp,” paying homage to the forbears whose refusal to play by the rules clearly inspired genre-sideswiping masterpieces like 2000’s Kid A. As a result, Faust and Ultraísta’s nearly overlapping concerts provided a unique window to compare two distinct generations’ efforts to shatter rock-band convention.
Watch the video for Ultraísta’s “Small Talk.”