CAN is a group who need no introduction. The experimental rockers have been consistently making some of our favorite avant-garde music for more years than we care to count. It’s always interesting to see something new from them, so we’re pleased to premiere their latest video. Set to a kaleidoscopic montage of vintage windup toys drumming away, ‘Dead Pigeon Suite (edit)’ features clattering woodenlike percussion and simplistic flute. It’s a dreamlike vibe very similar to the highly-underated Robin Williams vehicle Toys, actually. Watch it here, and be sure to check out the latest issue of Electronic Beats Magazine (which you can peruse below as well) for Justus Köhncke‘s recommendation of the ‘new’ CAN release.
Electronic Beats’ editor-in-chief Max Dax went to visit Can’s Irmin Schmidt in his studio the south of France to learn more about the pioneering band’s alchemic mix of improvisation and composition. – more
I’m not much of a career person. In fact, I would say I’ve stumbled into almost everything I’ve done in life—not entirely by accident, but certainly without very much planning. And that’s more or less how I became involved in making film music together with Can founder Irmin Schmidt. But before I tell that story, – more
We listen to a lot of music. Like, a lot. It’s pretty much the point of our jobs, of course, but there’s another reason: we love music. We love buying records, we love going to shows, and (okay, sure) we love finding spur-of-the-moment leaks of heavily-anticipated albums, just like (we hope) you. Music is pretty – more
The much-referenced psychedelic genre Krautrock will now get an in-depth, 192-page retrospective entitled Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy. The book will include 220 black & white and full color pictures and is edited by the author of Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe, Nikolaos Kotsopoulos. Without the influence of captivating Krautrock groups like NEU! , – more