Record Label: Mute
Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music.
Landed is Can’s seventh studio album, released in 1975. The band upgraded to 16 tracks and had the opportunity to bring out many more layers of sound and an upbeat nature for most of the tracks in the process. The album was produced by the band themselves, and produced a single, “Hunters and Collectors” backed by “Vernal Equinox”, which was issued on Virgin that same year.
The band’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.