MUTE and Spoon Records are proud to announce that they’ve got together in order to begin issuing a series of live performances by the legendary krautrock outfit Can, beginning with Can: Live in Stuttgart 1975, which will be out on vinyl, CD and digitally on May 28th.
For those fans who have been mining through the back catalogue and archive collations, such as the Lost Tapes, you may find you have to re-approach your assessment of the band; live and loose, the songs are given fresh vivacity and were never the same twice. Listen to an excerpt from this unearthed live set down below.
Can: Live in Stuttgart 1975 commences a Can Live series of reissues, taking the best of the bootlegged live sets out there and, overseen by founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer/engineer Rene Tinner, run them through the wringer of 21st-century technology to bring sparkle and clarity to them.
With a career spanning the late Sixties to the late Seventies, Can brought avant-garde groove and acid textures to the party and their oeuvre has only grown in stature and influence over the years.
You may hear familiar themes, riffs and motifs popping up and rippling through these jams but they are often fleetingly recognised faces in a swirling crowd. At other points, you will hear music that didn’t make it onto the official album canon.
In these recordings Can go to even more extreme ranges than with their studio work: from mellow, ambient drift-rock to the white-dwarf sonic-meltdown moments they used to nickname ‘Godzillas’. And even as they adapt and chase the rhythm from minute to minute, you can hear the extraordinary musical telepathy that members shared.
Pre-order Can: Live In Stuttgart 1975 here.