CAN Vinyl Albums Released Including Out Of Reach – Listen to Serpentine from Out Of Reach, available digitally for the first timeCan are making all of their studio albums available individually on vinyl, including Out Of Reach, which will be available officially for the first time since 1978 and for the first time ever on CD and digital. Full details below.

All the albums are remastered from the original tapes, are pressed on 180gm vinyl and include digital copies.

Listen to Serpentine from Out Of Reach at the foot of this page.

Out Of Reach will be released on 18 August 2014 alongside the other 13 studio albums: Tago Mago, Monster Movie, Soundtracks, Ege Bamyasi, Soon Over Babaluma, Landed, Saw Delight, Future Days, Flow Motion, Can, Rite Time, Delay and Unlimited Edition.

These releases will be followed by the individual vinyl releases The Lost Tapes Vol. 1 to 5, in November 2014. Originally released as a box set in 2012 and now sold out, The Lost Tapes will now be available as five separate vinyl releases. Curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller, the albums compile recordings from 1968-1977 and include studio material recorded at Schloss Nörvenich and Can Studio, Weilerswist with the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards, and on most tracks, vocals from Malcolm Mooney or Damo Suzuki.

Background:

“Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed a group which would utilise and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music. These vinyl releases catalogue the changing eras of the band, and the different powerful singers like Malcom Mooney and Damo Suzuki and collaborators such as Reebob Kwaku and Rosko Gee.”

“Can’s powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance – from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled ‘Sing Swan Song’) and Radiohead – as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.”

 

Earlier this year, Faber & Faber announced they will release a Can biography / symposium, curated by Irmin Schmidt. The biography will be written by Rob Young and the symposium section will use Can as a starting point for a collection of stories, statements and interviews. For more information go here.

The 33 1/3 series of books have just announced that Alan Warner, a long time fan of the band and the author of the sleeve notes for the acclaimed Can Vinyl Box release, will release a book about Tago Mago in January 2015.
For further information about this go here.

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Essential Linkage: spoonrecords.commute.com, and Can on Facebook: facebook.com/officialCan.

Also: 

Irmin Schmidt: irminschmidt.com.
Holger Czukay: dignose.com.
Jaki Liebezeit: nonplace.de.
Malcolm Mooney: malcolmmooney.com.
Damo Suzuki: damosuzuki.de.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.

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