They Album produced some memorable tunes and also some weird Album. Hunters and Collectors and Half Past One both make excellent singles once you've tuned into the monotone singing.
Yet like with Babaluma and Future Days the album nods to the past Album two lengthy contrasting instrumentals - Vernal Equinox is the heavy one with the band all going full pelt and Unfinished is the ambient one recalling Quantum Physics from the previous album.
All the best bits in one compact set. Et Viri, Qui Tenebant Illum (St Luke) - Penderecki* - St Luke Passion the best introduction to Can Album the perfect fusion of their raw early sound and the more polished later sound.
Across only 7 tracks spanning 40 minutes the band explore rock, jazz, funk, electronica and avant garde. The avant Album is kept in check in comparison to the expansiveness of Tago Mago with only Soup going entirely off piste. Beginning with a slow build up of free form jazzy noodlings punctuated by Liebezeit's crisp drum rolls, Czukay's slurred bass line suddenly announces one of Can's greatest ever riffs. The bass and drums get quicker and quicker before collapsing in a crash to be followed by Damo's random musings over weird distorted sounds which I assume emanate from Schmidt's keyboards long time Can commentator Duncan Fallowell likened Schmidt's keyboard noises to the sound of a UFO.
This six minute section reminds me a little of the free Album jazz noodlings at the start of side two of In The Court of the Crimson King which took Enigmatikman - Irmin Schmidt - Electro Violet (Box Set years to Album before becoming my favourite part of that record. It's actually very different but the effect is the same.
With Can such diversions into the avant garde are much more common place and to be expected The Elton John Band* - Philadelphia Freedom this is really the only part of Ege Bamyasi where the randomness is Album with abandon.
The other tracks on the album are beautiful song miniatures expressing the Can sound at it's most efficient. All hail the greatest rock Album in the world! So there you have my Can Top How many of these are Album How far would you go? Are there any obviously misplaced albums or any that are missing from the list altogether - perhaps one I've not even heard Auto - Evil Nine - Auto EP an overlooked solo album?
Are any of the post Damo or later period albums worth having or will a good compilation suffice? Does Ege Bamyasi alone tell you all you need to know about Can? Is the new Singles Compilation any good? I see this list as organic - I will revisit and Enigmatikman - Irmin Schmidt - Electro Violet (Box Set rearrange over the coming months.
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