Faustian Echoes

Faustian Echoes

Faustian Echoes
EP by Agalloch
Released June 26, 2012 (2012-06-26)
Recorded 2012
Genre Folk metal, black metal, dark metal, neofolk
Length 21:34
Label Dämmerung Arts
Agalloch chronology
Marrow of the Spirit
Faustian Echoes
The Serpent & The Sphere
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork (6.5/10)[1]

Faustian Echoes is an EP by Portland, Oregon metal band Agalloch released on June 26, 2012 by Agalloch's own label Dämmerung Arts. 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, with it being made available via streaming and digital download at first, and LP and CD versions only available at the shows during the tour and available via mail order after the tour.[5] Cover art of release is etching Faust Lisant (Faust Reading) by Salvador Dalí. [6] [7]

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Faustian Echoes"   21:34
Total length:


  1. ^ Currin, Grayson (July 12, 2012). "Agalloch: Faustian Echoes EP = Album Reviews - Pitchfork".  
  2. ^ "Faustian Echoes".  
  3. ^ "Interview with John Haughm".  
  4. ^ "Lesson Faust (1994)".  
  5. ^ "Agalloch Streaming New 21 Minute Song". metalunderground.com. June 26, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Faust Lisant by Salvador Dalí". Art Brokerage. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Agalloch - Faustian Echoes (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

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