"...curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller, compiled by Irmin Schmidt and Jono Podmore, and edited by Jono Podmore.
When the legendary Can studio in Weilerswist was sold to the German
Rock N Pop Museum, they bought everything, including the army mattresses
that covered the walls for sound protection, and relocated it to
Whilst dismantling the studio, master tapes were found and stored in
the Spoon archive. With barely legible labeling, no one was sure what
was on these until Irmin Schmidt and long time collaborator Jono Podmore
started to go through over 30 hours of music.
What they found was years of archived material, not outtakes, but
rather tracks which had been shelved for a variety of reasons –
soundtracks to films that were never released and tracks that didn’t
make it onto the final versions of albums due to space...Irmin Schmidt explains “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. Everybody except Hildegard, who watches over Can
and its work like the dragon over the gold of the Nibelungen and
doesn’t allow forgetting.”
The final cut of tracks, dating from 1968-1977, features studio
material recorded at Schloss Nörvenich and Can Studio, Weilerswist with
the Can line up 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." - MUTE RECORDS
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 11 October, 2012.