WITH the Can Live In Stuttgart 1975 set out in the racks now and being eagerly devoured and analysed by fans, Mute and Spoon Records already have the next live set from the actually legendary Can ready on the runway.
We’re just two weeks away from the release of the second, sprawling, transporting and wholly kosmiche set, Can Live in Brighton 1975 – it’s out on December 3rd; and they’ve revealed a new teaser from that occasion, a three-minute excerpt from the jam “Brighton 75 Vier”, with Jaki Liebezeit’s complex, propulsive drumming front and centre. Hear that below.
This new chapter, we’re told, offers new insight into the Can live aesthetic; in Brighton that mid-Seventies evening they unfolded a journey over seven movements that features a rare Michael Karoli vocal and an incredible “Vitamin C” jam (on “Brighton 75 Sieben”).
The series takes the best of the existing bootleg catalogue and runs it through state-of-the-art technology, overseen by Irmin Schmidt himself.
On these live albums you’ll hear the excellence and intuition of a band with instinctive understanding of how a track might unspool and progress in the moment; familiar riffs and motifs may ripple through fleetingly yet the synergy takes the sonics somewhere else, somewhere necessary and wholly of the moment.
In these recordings Can go to even more extreme ranges than in the studio; the live recordings range from mellow, ambient drifts to the sonic meltdowns they named ‘Godzillas’.
Also out now is the latest in an accompanying strand of interviews in which author Pascal Bussy joins Daniel Miller, Rene Tinner and Bobby Gillespie in exploring the Can live experience. Fancy an explore? You’ll find the latest here, with previous instalments here.
Can Live in Brighton 1975 will be released on December 3rd on limited edition triple gold vinyl and double CD, both packaged in a gatefold sleeve with accompanying booklet with sleeve notes by Rob Young and Kris Needs; order yours here.