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Can

Originators of the experimental/psychedelic krautrock sound, the highly influential Can, will release a three-CD boxset filled with unreleased studio and live recordings. The music comes from a cache of old recordings that were recently rediscovered.... if you want to call it that

The set is compiled from over 30 hours of music which was stored in the group's archives and rediscovered after the group's studio was sold to the German Rock 'n' Pop Museum. "Obviously the tapes weren't really lost, but were left in the cupboards of the studio archives for so long everybody just forgot about them," said Schmidt in a statement.

The material featured on The Lost Tapes includes compositions shelved over album-length issues and songs recorded for soundtracks of films that were never completed. The tracks were recorded between 1968 and 1977, featuring the core quartet along with vocal contributions from Malcolm Mooney and Damo Suzuki on some tracks.-[Rolling Stone]

Look for it on June 19th via Mute Records and stream the "new" song "Millionenspiel" below.

Meanwhile you can get a sneak peek of the material on April 17th at Le Poisson Rouge when Jono Podmore joins Can keyboardist Irmin Schmidt for "The Music Of Can: An Evening of Unreleased Music and Discussion." Tickets are on sale for the event that will include a listening party and discussion of the tunes.


Can - Millionenspiel (from The Lost Tapes)

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Comments (18)

I would love to see them in their prime..

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 11:53 AM

Cool, no fauxhemian/poseur comments yet. They are still looking up what CAN is on wikipedia

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 11:55 AM

sweet I'll most likely pick this up!

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 11:57 AM

I'd like to see an entire CD of lost Malcolm Moody era, especially that infamous house party where he freaked out during the performance.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 11:58 AM

well this is better than seeing Kraftwerk that night!

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 11:59 AM

Most Krautrock bands, especially Can, were very improvisational and rarely played the same thing twice. Can probably has days worth of unreleased material. Question is how much of it is good? You can find live recordings were they played a few duds.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 12:00 PM

11:55: And will be posting here most likely shortly and acting like they've known them before most others.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 12:15 PM

11:55 good one!

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 12:15 PM

YAN

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 12:29 PM

Hey You
You're losing, you're losing, you're losing, you're losing
Your phytonutri(ents)

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 12:56 PM

there's a good chance this material will be nowhere near as good as the original albums.

Posted by Newt Romney | March 30, 2012 1:41 PM

There is a good chance you are a loser.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 2:16 PM

WHO???


jk I love can :D

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 2:34 PM

I taught these guys how to play. When I wasn't a foreign citizen, living abroad. When I was present, that is.

Posted by Barack Obama | March 30, 2012 3:36 PM

This is probably the best news (that's actually news to me) that BV has ever posted.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 4:05 PM

Especially looking forward to hearing the Malcolm Mooney stuff

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 5:00 AM

hhh ,There is a good chance you are a loser.

Posted by myegy | April 8, 2012 3:41 PM

I would also like to see them in their prime

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 7:18 PM

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