Can founder Irmin Schmidt, and collaborator Jono Podomore (aka Kumo) will DJ on April 12th at Amoeba Music (6pm) in Los Angeles to preview Can’s upcoming album, The Lost Tapes (on Mute records). The album consists of tracks dating from 1968-1977, featuring studio material recorded at Schloss Nörvenich and Can Studio in Weilerswist with lineup 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.
The legendary German band is considered one of the leaders of avant-garde rock during the 70s cited as an influence by such notables as Radiohead, The Fall, Portishead, and John Lydon. Can experimented with noise, synthesizers, non-traditional music, cut-and-paste techniques, and, most importantly, electronic music. Below is one of the first released (unreleased) tracks called “Millionenspiel.”
Additionally, New Yorkers will get a more intimate taste with “An Evening of Unreleased Music and Discussion” on April 17th at Le Poisson Rouge.