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Future Days (1973)

Artist: Can
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Format: CD
Sku: 207562270
UPC: 724596938522
UPC 14: 00724596938522
Release Date: 4/15/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Future Days ~ Can
2. Spray ~ Can
3. Moonshake ~ Can
4. Bel Air ~ Can
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote On Future Days, Can fully explored the ambient direction they had introduced into their sound on the previous year's Ege Bamyasi, and in the process created a landmark in European electronic music. Where Ege Bamyasi had played fast and loose with elements of rock song structure, Future Days dispensed with these elements altogether, creating hazy, expansive soundscapes dominated by percolating rhythms and evocative layers of keys. Vocalist Damo Suzuki turns in his final and most inspired performance with the band. His singing, which takes the form here of a rhythmic, nonsensical murmur, is all minimal texture and shading. Apart from the delightfully concise single "Moonshake," the album is comprised of just three long atmospheric pieces of music. The title track eases us into the sonic wash, while "Spray" is built around Suzuki's eerie vocals, which weave in and out of the shimmering instrumental tracks. The closing "Bel Air" is a gloriously expansive piece of music that progresses almost imperceptibly, ending abruptly after exactly 20 minutes. Aptly titled, Future Days is fiercely progressive, calming, complex, intense, and beautiful all at once. It is one of Can's most fully realized and lasting achievements. ~ Anthony Tognazzini

Artist Overview

Though they were one of the key bands of the 1970s Krautrock movement, Can always saw themselves as individualists. They were influenced more by composers like Stockhausen than by psychedelic rock, but this seminal German band combined their avant-garde tendencies with rock trappings and funk-inflected rhythms in an amazingly natural way, influencing subsequent generations of iconoclasts.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Play With Bootsy

Associated Artists and Works

Moebius

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/15/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1973
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9385-2
Music Label Name Label : Spoon
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724596938522

Professional Reviews

Uncut (p.132)
- 5 stars out of 5 - "In this period, they created a whole new index of possibilities for rock."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.112)
- 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is where Can most fully captured an Arcadian vision of kosmische beauty."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   CAN
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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