Can
The Lost Tapes


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Review

by tarkus USER (16 Reviews)
June 18th, 2012 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Can fan's 2012 gift

Its 2012. The golden age of releases from the German krautrock band Can has long since passed. Similar to Delay… 1968 (an album of tracks recorded before Monster Movie) in the ‘80s, The Lost Tapes is a box set of finished tracks that for some reason, never made it to any albums. Immediate entrancement is certain in Paki’s human drum-machine style, as well as the classic Can sound, and Damo Suzuki’s utterly unique vocal style. Speckled with the spectacular live jams that Can is known for, but mainly just potential album tracks left to rot in some German basement, for absolutely no good reason.

These tracks are the perfect supplement to Can’s discography, especially to someone like me who has embraced Can to such an extent that the wish for more quality material was constant in every listen. All the band members are at their peak performance, and I can’t reiterate enough that the decision to hold these tracks locked in a cellar was a poor one. Millionenspiel and Abra Cada Braxas are standout tracks.

There’s not much that anyone can say about a 3 hour box set of legendary unreleased tracks other than that they are of the same top quality that one would expect from the pinnacle of Can’s career. Mystifying and sure to inspire many future acid trips among aficionados of the band and krautrock in general, make sure to find a way to listen to as much of this as you possibly Can.



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tarkus
June 18th 2012


5560 Comments


shitty pun at the end sue me, also super quick write up

anyways ten tracks streaming here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/jun/11/can-lost-tapes?fb=native

Graveyard
June 18th 2012


5807 Comments


pos'd

can

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wacknizzle
June 18th 2012


13619 Comments


Hope this is good as you say. Short review but it's still aight.

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
June 18th 2012


21455 Comments


pos'd.

Winesburgohio
June 18th 2012


1057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hey dude, quite good review although maybe a little soon after it's release. Even if you snaffled up the leak there's so much to parse through on here that I think a little bit more time to get your thoughts in order would've been great; and three paragraphs doesn't really do the wealth of baller material on here justice.

Sorry if I seem like a dick! Reviews well-written and stuff obvi

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tarkus
June 19th 2012


5560 Comments


no i understand completely what youre getting at its all good



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