CAN

David Marchese WRITTEN BY
David Marchese

These Krautrock gods leavened their freakier, Stockhausen-influenced (Can bassist Holger Czukay studied under the German composer) impulses with a heavy dose of funk. On seminal works like the monstrous Tago Mago or aqueous Future Days, frontman Damo Suzuki's incantatory vocals were the spiked cherry on top of the brain-melting sundae. The ingenious, deep-focus production style of the band's classic '70s albums is an Animal Collective touchstone.

Deakin: [In recording Centipede Hz] we often talked about how Can recorded a lot of their records, oftentimes with a single mic or double mic. It feels like it's real-deal because there's a lot going on, but it's actually this really simple recording technique.

Play

Back to the Centipedia glossary

NEXT: John Carpenter

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Little Big League — Tropical Jinx " 01:59
  • 2 ScHoolboy Q — Studio (Remix) Feat. Nas & BJ the CHicago Kid " 04:52
  • 3 Miley Cyrus — Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin (Cover) " 05:44
  • 4 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26
  • 5 Buzzcocks — "It's Not You" " 02:46

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA