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SOUNDTRACKS

Can

 

Krautrock

3.80 | 183 ratings

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Cheesecakemouse
4 stars Not a bad album my expectations for a soundtrack compilation were lower, but this is next logical album to buy from can if you already own Tago Mago Ege Bamyasi and Future Days. This album includes the introduction of the innovative singer Damo Suzucki and the exit of the wailing Malcom Mooney. The album starts with the dramatic and sorrowful sounding Deadlock it is a good song to start the album off with, powerful and emotional, track 3 Dealock is a shorter instrumental version of track one with a kind of building up of the melletron (I think) it sounds familiar to King Crimsons Devils Triangle. Track two is a gem Tango Whiskymen may sound like a conventional late 60s early 70s psychodelic song, but Liezbect's avant garde drumming puts it head and shoulders above other such songs, his drumming has this emotional dramatic power to it. Soul Desert is sung by Mooney, I life his high pitched squawking on this song, I fing his unconventional singing style to be quite addictive, with a fantastic prehistoric rythem this song is an instant classic. Its my favourite song on the whole album. Mother Sky is a great rocking epic with powerful guitar by the late Michael Karoli, its got a rocking feel which is unusual for the ethnic sounding Can. The other two tracks Don't turn the light on and She Brings the rain are good, but not as addictive as the other tracks. All in all an album wirth your time, it may sound more conventional and a bit more pschodelic/ space rock than Can but after a couple of listens this album really grows on you. If you like Can then by all means get this album if you havn't already. I also recommend this album to fans of early Pink Floyd and King Crimsons first album In the Court of the Crimson King. It has a similiar vibe. This is Can at its most dramatic (probably because they are film Soundtrack) and perhaps rocking. Don't be decieved that this is just an average soundtrack album, although the songs don't hold together like Can's other studio albums (because the s certain songs cater for certain films), it is still a good purchase the songs are highly listenable by themselves.
Cheesecakemouse | 4/5 |

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