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5 stars Tago Mago by the iconic german band Can is one of the most divided albums in the history of progarchives. Some think it is a masterpiece, while others hate it because it is one of the most mysterious, dark, repetitive and cacophonic albums of all time. Me. I think it is a great album. It is surely a demanding listen but it's not for everyone. If you like free music, funk grooves, horror movie soundtracks and world music, this album is for you. But if you only listen to mainstream music with a verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge structure, you will hate this album. This Can album is for very open-minded people who already experienced the free structures of krautrock songs. With the grooviest drummer in the world (Jaki Liebezeit), a cacophonic keyboardist (Irmin Schmidt), a bass player who is also an electronic master and a good engineer (Holger Czukay), a guitarist with eastern jazz influences (Michael Karoli) and the master of free lyricsism and free singing (Damo Suzuki), this band sounds like no other still to this day. But if you want to start with Can, you have to start with their most mainstream album and grooviest album that is probably my favorite in my opinion: Ege Bamyasi. Because some songs like AAAUUUMMMGGGNNN and Peking O (hjdifehfhdcbhudshcurfdhvnf opuyrewiijmnuvoioiocamdfhjfnbhbu (that is very free lyricsism)) are very free in structure and are very haunting and cacophonic. But Some songs like Paperhouse, Halleluwah (THAT groove) and Bring Me Coffee or Tea still have something for the normal person.
geneyesontle | 5/5 |


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