Can - Tago Mago/Ege Bamyasi (3xLP Bundle - Limited Colored Vinyl)
Mute and Can are excited to announce the represses of Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi on limited edition colored vinyl.
Can - Tago Mago (2xLP - Limited Orange Vinyl)
Tago Mago the first album with Damo Suzuki on vocals, features the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards, and was recorded at Schloss Nörvenich in 1971, released later that year on United Artists.
Can’s influence is well known and far-reaching and the impact they made on music is felt today as keenly as ever has been. They themselves have always been impossible to classify and reflecting this, the scope of artists who in recent years have cited Can as a major influence is varied. Of all the band’s oeuvre, Tago Mago has been most often cited as an influence for a host of artists including John Lydon, Radiohead, The Fall, Ariel Pink, Fuck Buttons, Sonic Youth, Factory Floor and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Can - Ege Bamyasi (LP - Limited Green Vinyl)
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.
Ege Bamyasi drops the haze and hits with a sharp pang from the get-go. Often described as the “tense” Can album, Ege Bamyasi is actually the band at its most focused, bolstered in part by the excellent performance of the single “Spoon”. The proto synth-pop (or synth-rock) song was used as the theme to a popular German television show. The album most famously includes “Vitamin C” which according to Pitchfork is “…still the best funk ever to come out of Europe.”
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’) to Radiohead - as well as artists creating across other disciplines including visual art and literature.