Repercussions #7 “Pioneers: Can”

Taking a dive into the extensive Can back catalogue, plus an interview with co-founder Irmin Schmidt.


Can were without doubt one of the most original and influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s, bridging electronic music, jazz, rock and classical with a wild, experimental approach to emerging electronic production techniques. The resulting sound – dubbed ‘krautrock’ by the British music press at the time – is a body of work that reverberates through the music of Portishead, LCD Soundsystem, Factory Floor, Kanye West and many more. In this episode of Repercussions, Stuart Buchanan takes a dive into their extensive back catalogue, via edits from a rare 2004 FBi interview with Irmin Schmidt, and bring the story up to date with remixes from Carl Craig and UNKLE, plus new work from two Can founders in their Cyclopean guise.

DOWNLOAD: Repercussions #7 “Pioneers: Can”

First broadcast on FBi Click, 11th August 2014

Featured in this episode:
CAN – Spoon
CAN – Messer, Scissors, Fork and Light
CAN – …And More
CAN – Mushroom
CAN – Spray
CAN – Dizzy Dizzy
CAN – Vitamin C (U.N.K.L.E. Mix)
CAN – Future Days (Blade Runner Mix by Carl Craig)
CYCLOPEAN – Fingers