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5 stars During the height of "post rock" in the 90s, I went nuts over Can. So did a lot of people at that time, even though their best music was from the early/mid 70s. But by the mid/late 90s a lot of "alternative" was so commercial we were all burning out on it. Indie Rock was the place to be, even it began to sound "samey". The better indie bands seemed to really be a little avant or even post rock, and they were all name checking "Can". I bought all the albums and they sound like they were recorded in the 90s. Just fantastic stuff.

Its hard to pick a favorite Can album, but I've usually gone with this one since its their most "honed". They'd been honing their craft as tribal shamen that would lock into a groove and let it evolve. Holger Czukay, the bass player would then edit the tapes and pick out the best stuff. Lots of bands had been "jamming" since the 60s, and Soft Machine in particular was a big influence on Can, but their experimental, classically trained, German backgrounds created a whole new type of music. Really post-rock 25 years before post rock was invented!

akajazzman | 5/5 |


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