For all your Krautrockin’ needs…
Germany’s Can will re-issue fourteen catalog albums on vinyl, which have been unavailable on the format for over a decade. The first four to be released – Monster Movie, Tago Mago, Soundtracks, andEge Bamyasi – are regarded as some of the most groundbreaking works in rock history and are due out September 2nd, 2014, on Mute.
Can will also release The Lost Tapes as five individual vinyl albums, previously released only as a box set (both vinyl and CD, both versions now out of print).
Can, founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit, formed a group that utilized and transformed all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music. Regarded as one of the most influential avant-garde rock groups in history, Can were at the forefront of the German krautrock movement of the late 1960’s and early 70’s along with such bands as Neu! and Kraftwerk. Combing elements of psychedelia with classic pop and progressive compositional methods, Can’s music directly inspired major artists of the period such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, before going on to shape everything from indie rock to electronica.
Earlier this year, Faber & Faber announced they will release a Can biography / symposium, curated by Irmin Schmidt. The biography will be written by Rob Young, and the symposium section will use Can as a starting point for a collection of stories, statements and interviews. For more information, click here.
The 33 1/3 series of books have just announced that Alan Warner, a long time fan of the band and the author of the sleeve notes for the acclaimed Can Vinyl Box release, will release a book about Tago Mago in November. For more information, click here.
Also coming after the September releases:
October 7th: Future Days, Soon Over Babaluma, Landed, Flow Motion, Saw Delight (inc CD)
October 21st: Can, Delay, Out Of Reach (inc first time on CD), Rite Time, Unlimited Edition
November 4th: The Lost Tapes, volumes 1-5