Hans Joachim Irmler & Jaki Liebezeit Live In London
Venue: Cafe Oto, London
Faust and Can legends team up for a memorable show.
The house is full on this warm June evening. The crowd is of a certain age; anyone choosing to set up a comb stall here wouldn’t have much luck. The air is one of teenage, feverish excitement at the prospect of a veritable Krautrock two-man supergroup. Hans Joachim Irmler was a founder member of Faust, the group conceived in the early 1970s by Polydor as a ‘German Beatles’ but were instead destined to become experimentalist legends, a touchstone for future waves of the rock avant-garde.