The amazingly groovy and psychedelic ‘Vitamin C’, taken from Can‘s album Ege Bamyasi, has been paired with an accompanying video 45 years on from its original release. ‘Vitamin C’ is one of the tracks featured in The Singles, a collection of all of Can’s singles, which came out last month as a triple release to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The video was created by Josh Graham at Suspended In Light and you can watch it below.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Can, who are one of, if not the most influential band of all time. To celebrate this monumental occasion, and following a very special show at the Barbican in London last month, a collection of all of their singles is being released as a triple vinyl. Entitled CAN The Singles, it comes out on June 16th through Mute.
The delightfully groovy and sultry ‘Shikako Maru Ten’ is one of the singles included in Can’s upcoming release. A rarer track, it never appeared on an album and was the B-side to ‘Spoon’, off their 1972 album Ege Bamyasi. This is the first time ‘Shikako Maru Ten’ is available digitally so give it a listen now.
One of the most refreshing and thrilling things in music for the past decade has to be Brandt Brauer Frick. The acoustic dance trio from Berlin craft a sound that is as original as it is unclassifiable, combining traditional jazz instrumentation with electronica, and drawing influences from disparate musical worlds. Their last album, Joy, made it swiftly to our 15 Album Picks of 2016, so we're over the moon to present the intoxicating mix they put together for us this month, featuring tracks old and new from all around the globe. Press play and dance!
ESG – Tiny Sticks [99 Records]
Liquid Liquid – Optimo [99 Records]
Can – Mushroom [United Artists Records]
Marijata – No Condition Is Permanent [Gapophone Records]
Chick Corea – Wind Danse [Polydor]
Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Head [Epic / CBS]
Dur Dur Band – Ethiopian Girl (I’ve Been Thinking About You)
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix) [DFA]
Patrick Cowley – Somebody to Love Tonight [Dark Entries]
Hildegard Knef – Im 80. Stockwerk [Stern Musik / Decca]
Palais Schaumburg – Wir bauen eine neue Stadt [Phonogram]
D.A.F. – Was Ziehst Du An Heute Nacht [Virgin]
Carlos Nino – 4 Directions Collage (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) [Leaving Records]
Farben – Love To Love You Baby [Klang Elektronik]
Flying Lotus – Heave(n) [Warp]
Thundercat – Tenfold [Brainfeeder]
Jeff Mills – Revolt [Axis]
Throbbing Gristle – Convincing People [Industrial Records]
J Dilla – One For Ghost [Stones Throw Records]
Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised [Flying Dutchman / RCA]
Earlier this year, we were stunned by the new album from Bristolian quartet Get The Blessing.
They won us over with their wonderful blend of sounds drawing from jazz to pop and electronica. So this month we've asked them to put together our mixtape and even though they were busy (and still are) touring Europe, they obliged. And we're sure glad they did, press play already!
As previously posted, Mute will release Can – The Lost Tapes, a three-CD box set featuring unreleased studio and live material and soundtracks of unfinished films, curated by Can’s keyboard player Irmin Schmidt and Mute’s Daniel Miller.
Can – The Lost Tapes arrives on June 18th in Europe and a day later in the US via Mute and you can pre-order it here.
Last month Mute offered the groovy track ‘Millionenspiel’ off the forthcoming triple album. Now another great track off it has just emerged, ‘Deadly Doris’. The track, recorded in a castle, features Can’s original vocalist Michael Mooney. Here’s what Irmin Schmidt said about it:
“[This was a] spontaneous live composition from the time in Schloss Nörvenich. The owner of the castle – who let us use the studio for free – was an art collector and sometimes we would play for his guests at the opening nights of exhibitions. Malcolm loved to confuse the people by using an actual event – somebody was called Doris – repeat a few words relating to that event over and over again, like a mantra, obsessively until it would actually become scary.”