Exposé Online banner

Can

Can
Country
Germany
Profile
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.
Website
http://www.spoonrecords.com
Related articles (15)
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)

Latest news

2021-04-01
New Aristocrats Live Album on the Way – No foolin'! These supreme musicians toured Europe early in 2020, just before touring ceased to be a thing musicians could do, and there were some hot performances captured. On May 7, some of these will be releases as Freeze! Live in Europe 2020. » Read more

2021-03-25
Return of Jerry Lucky's Progressive Rock Files – After much consideration and surprisingly, positive feedback, Jerry Lucky is announcing the launch of the progressive Rock Files podcast, featuring the latest progressive rock music from around the world. » Read more

2021-03-14
Jewlia Eisenberg RIP – The sad news has come out that Jewlia Eisenberg has died. As a founding member of Charming Hostess, Eisenberg changed the face of music, bringing together Balkan klezmer, American folk, and experimental rock in a distinctive blend that garnered much praise. » Read more

2021-03-11
RIP Roger Trigaux – The sad news has come to our attention that Roger Trigaux, the guiding force of Present and former member of Univers Zero, passed away on the evening of March 10, 2021 after a long ilness. » Read more

2021-02-14
SoundQuest Fest 2021 – SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Roach’s YouTube channel. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Leo Küpper - Electro-Acoustic – You have to admit, with a title as academic sounding as this, one would not be unjustified in expecting a musical experience on the equivalent stimulation level of a botany lecture. That "new music"...  (1999) » Read more

Threshold - Clone – Given that this is a Karl Groom project, and that it's on the GEP label, and that the first tune is called "Freaks," you would be pretty safe to assume this is another tired and unwanted neo-prog...  (1999) » Read more

Hawkwind - Golden Void 1969-1979 – Hey look, it's another Hawkwind compilation! I hope they got paid for this one. For your information, the band is as unhappy as the fans about the crop of Hawkwind reissue albums that pop up,...  (1999) » Read more

Höstsonaten - Winterthrough – I guess sometimes you just shouldn’t question the decisions of an artist. When Fabio Zuffanti decides to record a cycle of four symphonic progressive albums based on the seasons, you shouldn’t ask...  (2009) » Read more

Fred Frith - The Previous Evening – Fred Frith has always been a very highly respected innovator and collaborator in various new music endeavors, and lately his talents have been sought out more and more for an ever broadening array of...  (1999) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues