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Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first krautrock groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated strong minimalist and world music elements into their often psychedelic music. Can constructed their music largely through collective spontaneous composition—which the band differentiated from improvisation in the jazz sense — sampling themselves in the studio and editing down the results; bassist and chief engineer Holger Czukay referred to Can's live and studio performances as "instant compositions." They had occasional commercial success, with singles such as "Spoon" and "I Want More" reaching national singles charts. Through albums such as Monster Movie (1969), Tago Mago (1971), Ege Bamyasi (1972) and Future Days (1973), the band exerted a considerable influence on avant-garde, experimental, underground, ambient, new wave and electronic music.
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Releases on file (25)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors IV - Krautrock Part 1 Various Artists — Romantic Warriors IV - Krautrock Part 1
(Zeitgeist Media no#, 2019, DVD)
Various Artists — Kopf Musik Various Artists — Kopf Musik
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 79, 2017, 3CD)
Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide
(Purple Pyramid CLO0355CD, 2016, 6CD)
Can — The Lost Tapes Can — The Lost Tapes
(Spoon 9543-2, 2012, 3CD)
Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
(Audion ISBN 0-9529506-0-CDRO, 2007, CD-ROM)
Can — Box Can — Box
(Spoon Spoon041, 1999, 2CD/Book/Video)
Can — Sacrilege Can — Sacrilege
(Spoon SPOON CD 039/40, 1997, 2CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler
(Head Heritage 0952671913, 1995, TPB)
Can — Rite Time Can — Rite Time
(Spoon CDSPOON29, 1989/2014, CD)
Phew — Phew Phew — Phew
(Clinck CRCD5092, 1981/2014, CD)
Can — Can (AKA Inner Space) Can — Can (AKA Inner Space)
(Spoon CDSPOON28, 1978/2007, CD)
Can — Out of Reach Can — Out of Reach
(Spoon CDSPOON 51, 1978/2014, CD)
Can — Saw Delight Can — Saw Delight
(Spoon CDSPOON 27, 1977/2007, CD)
Can — Flow Motion Can — Flow Motion
(Spoon SPOONSA26, 1976/2006, CD)
Can — Landed Can — Landed
(Spoon CDSPOON 25, 1975/2009, CD)
Can — The Peel Sessions Can — The Peel Sessions
(Strange Fruit SFRCD135, 1975/1995, CD)
Can — Limited Edition Can — Limited Edition
(Spoon 9538-2, 1974/2012, CD)
Can — Soon over Babaluma Can — Soon over Babaluma
(Spoon CDSPOON10, 1974/2010, CD)
Can — Future Days Can — Future Days
(Spoon Mute 9385-2, 1973/2008, CD)
Can — Ege Bamyasi Can — Ege Bamyasi
(Spoon Mute 9378-2, 1972/2007, CD)
Can — Tago Mago Can — Tago Mago
(Spoon 40SPOON6/7, 1971/2011, 2CD)
Can — Soundtracks Can — Soundtracks
(Spoon Mute 9425-2, 1970/2009, CD)
Can — Delay 1968 Can — Delay 1968
(Spoon SPOONSA12, 1969/2008, CD)
The Can — Monster Movie The Can — Monster Movie
(Spoon Mute 9386-2, 1969/2008, CD)

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