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5 stars Ratings of Can-albums always seem to be to low. It's a kind of music you have to grow into. Almost no- one can place this strange music without having ever met with other psychadelic bands. I have read reviews of people people who made their excuse for not liking this because they just couldn't understand what was so special about this band.

Well, I'm going to try to explain. The Can has a sort of dynamic feeling. The songs are always composed by the complete band, not by seperate members. The music comes with one flow. And it's so rich! They already sort of played these styles that later would become mainstream. In the very start of the '70 they already came with punk, soundscapes, raw rock and ofcourse progression. Endless progression. And then: it's just crazy how they managed to grap this psychedelic sound! It's hypnotic. It's.. maybe something you should experience with some green sigarettes hahah.

But let's talk about Future Days now. A new direction was taken on this album. It is discribed as symphonic, psychobeat and proto-soundscapes. Well... the whole album is an experience. It has such an amazing sound that gives it such an elegant feel that one can call this a real milestone for progressive rock. A totally new vibe. It sounds like a train that is just going on, no way stopping this. The lyrics aren't very important, just an element of this feeling coming from you stereo. There are no solo's on this album, just one band playing as one. Though side 1 contains 3 songs and side 2 just one (20 minutes or so) the album still sounds as one big song. A lot of progression can be heared while listenening to the drums, totally fine listenable rythms but still so innovative. It's special!

Some friends of mine started to ask what kind of music I was playing at the moment when I started listening to the Can. Young people can be very interested in this band.

I think this is a milestone and something that was never done again by another band or Can itself. It's one of their albums that is just totally special. So, no hesitation on this one.

Five stars!!

friso | 5/5 |


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