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Future Days

Can

1973

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Future Days

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2.9

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theres a track on here so long it managed to soundtrack my run from the middle of town all the way to my flat to take a shit

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This was pretty cool! Not much to say, just a few songs. But I think it's amazing that an album with this sound and structure was made in the early '70s. I don't mind long songs, and the longest one here was my favorite. Favorite tracks: Bel Air, Future Days. Album art: Very simple logo, but a cool design. Nice colors too. "Can" might be the simplest band name I've ever heard. 3.5/5

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Absolutely excellent, groundbreaking tunes and an addictive listen.

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Obra maestra del krautrock, inquietante y luminosa al mismo tiempo. Con un tema como Moonshake que puede servir de entrada a su universo y otro como Bel Air, de 20 minutazos, que desarrolla todo su mundo de un solo disparo. Impresionante.

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Yup. It’s a keeper. Definitely knew nothing of them until this program turned me on to it. Keep them coming.

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Some of the best Krautrock

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Classic!

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Great Futuristic Folk Music

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Awesome album

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Love it! Prog, but on a more chill side.

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5

Very good, love the ambience of the first track, love the chaos of the second one, and the in-between chaos and calm of the last 2. Fantastic album.

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Ovo mi je najdraži Krautrock album, definitivno. ***Krautrock (također nazvan kosmische Musik, njemački za "kozmičku glazbu") je širok žanr eksperimentalnog rocka koji se razvio u Zapadnoj Njemačkoj kasnih 1960-ih i ranih 1970-ih među umjetnicima koji su spojili elemente psihodeličnog rocka, elektronske glazbe i avangardne kompozicije..*** Nekako ovaj album spajam sa proljećem, sredina pjesme Bel Air, cvrkutanje, taj mir što bude, znam točno gdje sam sjedio kad sam prvi put slušo tu stvar, općenito taj album, a da ne govorim s/t pjesmu, definitivno jaka ocjena, 4.5. čim dođe negdje vinyl u blizini, moram ga imati. e da, to je taj Damo Suzuki, u kojem pjevač The Fall-a pjeva na "This Nation's Saving Grace" albumu na pjesmi "I Am Damo Suzuki." možd nisam dugo piso ovo, ali jebem ti majku, fali pola zvjezdice!!!!!!!!

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I am very happy that this record is in this list. It allowed me to listen to it again and appreciate it at its fair value. An album full of small subtleties and intoxicating details. It's both pop and experimental, charming and relaxing, yet uplifting. A masterpiece.

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Only the second time I listen to It. WOW !

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Awesome explorations into the depths of the future. Moonshake and Spray are top tier stuff. Ideal soundtrack to eat Chef Boyardee's Raviolis to.

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50 years later and it still sounds like the future.

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So Krautrock. Damo Suzuki. All these things I know by name but not aurally. It's definitely not prog rock, I mean it can't be as I enjoyed it, nay, was really taken aback. A real wowsers album.

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I loved how calm it made me feel

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5

Magical album. Loved the drumming on this.

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Classic Can album. Tago Mago - Ege Bamyasi - Future Days - Soon Over Babaluma: a sequence of 4 consecutive 5-star albums.

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Well this is already great. Previous knowledge of Can was basically all of Tago Mago and Vitamin C. But this is Can chilled out and spaced out. Real head music, as they say... So glad I've got another go-to record by them now.

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Love it and most all of their stuff

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very smooth and at times jazzy

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This is an experience

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Fun, contemporary ride

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Good album. Would definitely listen to again

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Took me by surprise. First track is killer.

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Es perfecto para meditar o volar en un viaje astral por el Amazona

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Very cool, wasn’t super in the mood

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Chilled background psychedelic rock music, some songs better than others but nice for working to

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Chilled background psychedelic rock music, some songs better than others but good background for working.

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Great surround sound, has 3d audio. Pink Floyd esque 8/10

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Background vibe

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I knew Moonrocks but other than that it was a first listen and an a very enjoyable one.

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Well I'm new to Can but I could see them becoming a new obsession. Brilliant rhythms make for an upbeat enjoyable listening experience and one that I think will hold up to repeated listens...already listened twice today. 4 🌟 bordering on 5

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7/29 An audio adventure.

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Airy and light, clear influence on future electronica and art-rock outfits like Radiohead. Prog elements and interesting rhythms / chord progressions put above other Krautrock like Kraftwerk.

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Interesting and very nice album. Feels like it was made before Tago Mago since it is less experimental but was actually made five years later. It has a nice balance and is very listenable, not as amazing as Tago Mago or Monster Movie.

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last song could have been broken up but really talented and technically good :)

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Funky, soulful, genre bending

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huge surprise here. i'd never heard of them, and yet they were reborn in the late 90s in the form of Air. i've found myself saying this a lot, but i really enjoyed that final track - i guess that was a thing, to throw out some truly ridiculous stuff right at the close of the album. never really thought about it, but now that i am, of course it was a thing. anyway, it's a fun one, and i'm still having trouble believing this album came from 1973. we really did just recycle a lot of the stuff from our collective youth, i suppose, in the 90s...we brought back disco in the form of techno, the vw beetle in the form of the vw beetle...and the influence of the light, airy feel of this album persists across the feathered hair of the 80s, all the way into the 'retro' instagram filters of the moment. it's like they found a wormhole, and somehow lived on both sides of it at once.

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Nice 70s prog. Similar to pink Floyd, needs a re listen

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Added!

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Very unusual psycho

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A vibe I suppose

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‘Future Days’ is a calm, spaced out mix of shifting prog, ambient and electronic sounds and textures with a jazz sensibility. It’s not quite as off the wall, bonkers or daring as their other album in this list, ‘Tago Mago’, but it’s ultimately more accessible.

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extrem genießbar, direkt mehr gehört

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Quirky but good

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Såja! God kål. Har strölyssnat på Can i ett par år, kul att ha en anledning att lyssna lite mer fokuserat, även om det inte är det mest lättuggade. Väldigt stämningsfullt, experimentellt, och lite psykedeliskt. Albumet består av fyra låtar. Låt nr. 3, Moonshake, är väl den mest konventionella, mest för att den är endast ca. 3 minuter lång, till skillnad från låt 1 och 2, som är nära 10 minuter vardera, och låt 4, Bel Air, som tar upp hela B-sidan med sina 20 minuter. Trots att det hör till genren att det ska vara lite svårtillgängligt är det ändå ett relativt vänligt album för ovana lyssnare. Låtarna har till största delen en härlig, ambient vibe, och går bra att bara ha i bakgrunden. Även om det ofta pågår ganska mycket, kanske framför allt i delar av Bel Air, känns det ändå väl uttänkt och samspelt - det blir aldrig för mycket, för spretigt. Bel Air är albumets höjdpunkt, speciellt andra halvan, där tempot successivt ökas. Velade mellan en 3:a och en 4:a. Album av denna typen bör lyssnas på minst 20 gånger innan en rättvis bedömning kan göras, men det hinner jag inte med! Så väljer att fria hellre än fälla. Bästa låt: Bel Air.

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Now this is the weird shit I've been waiting for. Never heard of Can before but I love this type of music. It feels very ahead of it's time. I span this a couple of times today and will do so again as it was a trip. Keep this stuff coming.

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I had never even heard of this band before this. While sparse at times, this is still a solid piece of what you could call ambient rock. Has a perfect vibe for putting on as background music.

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This was a very interesting, yet relaxing listen. This is definitely something I need to return to and soak in. A unique album full of good, soothing vibes.

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Interesting album. Very different and uniquely seductive

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Jammy and sick. Love it.

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What an absolutely gorgeous album. I'm only discovering Can now...in the last year it so and every listen reveals something new (to me). I'm always surprised at how soulful the music. 4.5 🌟

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Nice background listen while getting on with work - when you see the tracklist and see 4 tracks, 40 mins, and the last track is half that runtime, you kind of have an expectation of what you're going to get, and you do get that, but I didn't find it as offputting as a lot of that kind of prog. Enjoyed it, would listen again.

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4.5/5. Freakin wild🤘

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Disco bastante extraño pero supongo influencias de lo que harían muchas bandas de los últimos años de combinar fondos electrónicos y de rock, estilo Kasabian. Comienza lento pero cierra mucho mejor. 3.5 que sube a 4 por la sorpresa de que me gustara.

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Genre: Krautrock 4/5 This was an album I was looking forward to listening to once I RNG'd it, as Krautrock was a genre I had yet to step foot in. This album by Can, Future Days, is a real treat. This is a rock album we can truly dub as "progressive", as the remnants of early R&B are completely missing, and instead are replaced with more ambient, experimental soundscapes. There's still some guitar, there's still some jammin' (Moonshake), but it's truly a unique space that only a few bands were in at the time. This album in particular was one of the more interesting listens so far throughout this exercise. Completely out of left field for me, as I was expecting something a bit more "difficult". I was treated to some really mellow, really beautiful ambient backdrops, with some true free-time feel. Rather other-wordly, and something I'd never really heard before. Very forward thinking in its sound (re: Animal Collective), but also borrows from contemporate symphonic rock groups at the time like Yes. The 20-minute Krautrock epic, the dreamy and ethereal Bel Air, is a very well-done piece of experimental music that I'm sure will reward repeat listens. Brian Eno's Another Green World is a supposed ambient hallmark, a ripple in music that we still feel today thanks to his stunning ingenuity. It seems that groups like Can had already perfected this sound a few years before that, and did it way better than Eno.

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This was a delight

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The CAN man can, and the CAN'T man can't, but what happens when the CANT man CAN'T cant?

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I love the krautrock, and krautrock doesn't get much better than this. I still prefer Tago Mago (which I find a little more focused), but this album is full of goodness.

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Figo mi è piaciuto, è un viaggio delirante.

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There's been sort of a notable absence of Kraut rock on this list so far, as I've been doing this for over a year and this is the first such album that I've gotten. I liked this album. Like most in the genre it's good to just put on and listen to in the background. I'm a bigger fan of Neu than Can, but this is still really cool for the era in which it was made. Really influential stuff that doesn't get its due for its historical importance 4/5

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CAN

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If you like to walk, hike especially, you’ll certainly appreciate and enjoy the meandering of Can throughout 'Future Days.' The whole journey begins with an ambient wash of machine waves, if that makes sense. Not a lot does on 'Future Days,' seemingly, at least in the accepted wisdom of traditional pop/rock song composition- intro, first verse, chorus, second verse, chorus, bridge, third verse, chorus, conclusion. You can throw all that out the window for this trip. After a full minute ambient introduction, things give way to a slightly Caribbean beat, suggesting steel drums, to which a drone note (only one chord in this nine and a half minute opener) eventually attaches itself, followed by some wonderful synth creations. ‘Spray’ follows, with it’s predominate percussion and some excellent syncopation from drummer, Jaki Liebezeit. The third, and final song on the first side, ‘Moonshake,’ most closely resembles a traditional song structure, but only for three short minutes. It was about this time when I realized how difficult it was to place the vocalist’s nationality. A most unusual accent- a whisper of German, but something else undiscernible, at least to me. In truth, vocalist Damo Suzuki is from Japan, one of the founding members of the mostly German ensemble. His lyrics (in collaboration with the rest of Can) are even more elusive than his vocalization. Here’s a sampling, from the final number: ‘And when nobody can say that you hate. But then your story made the store right now. And when you started to say that you hate. You're coming down to the start up gown.’ And that is just a sampling. The lyrics on Future Days are about as surreal as you’re going to find. Trippy, brothers and sisters. Suzuki’s voice itself, however, it’s tone and timber, gradually grew on me. By the conclusion, I was a fan. It does come with conditions, though, number one being the necessity of written lyrics. Both Suzuki’s pronunciation of English and the heavy studio effects (including a shallow burial of vocals into the overall instrumental mix) make comprehension by ear difficult. But it was during the final and stunning song, ‘Bel Air,’ that I realized that Suzuki’s vocals were better heard as simply another instrument- weaving in and out as soloists do in jazz improvisation- rather than for the goal of achieving some reasonable interpretation. Is it possible that Can’s lyrics (or anyone’s, for that matter) don’t 'have to' mean anything, at least on a rational level? And that final song, ‘Bel Air.’ It’s worth the price of the whole recording. This is where Can really stretches their legs. It’s a long walk, but very satisfying. Part free jazz, part progressive rock, somewhat rehearsed, of course, yet allowing some periodic off-roading improvisation, too. Fans of King Crimson’s stuff will dig 'Future Days,' and ‘Bel Air,’ in particular. And just when you think the song’s complete, surprise! A lightly strummed soul guitar fades in, followed by the entire band, including vocals, settling into an extremely pleasant vibe, like a listening sedative. More free jazz transpires for a few minutes, then giving way to pure ambient noise, slowly crystalized down to one drone note… and yet again, just when you think things are finally winding down, the entire band zooms back in, rocking to the original tempo! I’m not sure what part of this almost twenty minute composition was the conclusion, nor do I care. All I know is that both the journey and the destination were quite enjoyable.

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Post-rock decades before it populaized, it's no wonder they were a huge influence to the likes of Talk Talk. Out of all their albums, it's the most consistent in scope and objective, ambient but doesn't suffer from boring repetition that I felt in Eno's works. Here you could pay attention to each minute. They continue the influence of world music in the percussion style, but also jazz and horror movie soundtrack(?) in "Spray." There's your Public Image Ltd influence. Suzuki vocally interjects here and there, and I have no idea what he's saying, but it fits well with the instrumental. Never excessive. The exception is our standard pop song "Moonshake" where they dump several experimental ideas in something intended to be accessible to audiences... It's hilarious. "Bel Air" pays off for me in the middle, leading to wondrous tension and a decisive 3 minute conclusion.

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Surprisingly delightful. Similar to spirogyra...

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Good album, not there best but still nice album to put on in the background. What I do like about German (krautrock) prog bands is they're musically less pretentious and self absorbed then the British contemporaries.

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this took a bit to get going but its psychedelic AF after a bit and pretty trippy to listen to with headphones on. everything is panned in weird ways, lots of instruments coming and going, volume swells etc. pretty spacey, there was definitely a bit of drug use going on. 3/5

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Quite trancey, nice sound. 4 longer tracks

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Meeeget lange ambience numre. 2 af dem er ok... 20 minutter for et nummer er simpelthen for langt

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Very interesting. I had no idea what to expect and enjoyed the surprise. Very psychedelic, and ambient.

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Varsin mielenkiintoinen uusi tuttavuus! Alussa oli vähän WTF-fiilikset mutta tämähän toimii. Hieman kuin Talking Heads mutta ilman ärsyttäviä elementtejä. Kikkailu pysyy ihan hyvin hanskassa ja meno on muutenkin tyylikästä. Ihan huippuarvosanaan ei näillä meriiteillä vielä pääse, mutta erittäin vahvalla kolmosella mennään.

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Kinda strange. Felt like I was in a syrian opium lounge or something.

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This one was interesting. I’m finding that I don’t hate electronica. I mean, I don’t *love* it, but it’s alright sometimes.

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Feels like the soundtrack to a 60s movie montage

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Fine for background music but wasn't interested much beyond that

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good one, I was fearing it a lot lol but it was nice.

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I didn’t hate as much as Tessica. Didn’t love. But it had a vIbE

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I enjoyed how little songs were on this album but they were also very long songs. My fav was Spray but this felt more like a Jazz album than rock.

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Highlight: Moonshake Improv beatnik avant garde jazz-band serpentine musical diaries aren't really my thing, but Future Days is an all-together pleasant journey. It would be right at home at a coffee shop while writing a screenplay on a heavily-stickered Macbook, masking the clatters of coffee cups stacked high, the hissing of the steamer, the buzz-rumble of the grinder. CAN's free-flowing movements aren't impolite or particularly memorable, they're just /there/ and aren't in any way meant to intrude or divert your attention. This is good study music.

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Interesting album, mixture of sounds and styles. Tracks not likely to stick in the mind but enjoyable and entertaining to listen to in background.

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Strange album, each track with a different feel. It was alright. ***

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Levyn kahdesta ekasta biisistä en juuri välittänyt, mutta sitten levyn lopun Mooshake ja Bel Air oli hyvinkin mielenkiintoisia. Hyvällä tavalla mielenkiintoisia. Ekassa kahdessa biisissä erikoiset kikkailut ei niin iskeneet. Levyn bonusyllärinä tuli se, että bändi on saksalainen. Jos asettaa kontrastiin, että levy on tehty '73, niin annan pioneerikolmosen vähän kokeellisemmasta levystä.

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Kraut/prog/rock/jazz. BT: Future Days, Moonshake

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Zeer experimentele muziek. Leuk om af te spelen op de achtergrond, veel ambient sounds

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Props to being really fucking weird

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Interessant, ich muss mich mehr darauf einlassen.

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Enjoyable enough, even though it's only four long jam tracks it meanders around in an interesting way that doesn't become too monotonous or droning.

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I dug it! Waaaay ahead of their time. Obviously each song ran long and I get it, but could have tightened it up and progressed through them faster

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Listened a little bit in the car with Pablo but he said they have better albums and then we just put on LCD Soundsystem.

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I know that this is a seminal, influential, experimental rock/jazz/psychedelic ensemble, but I just didn’t find any of the songs worth listening to a second time.

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There's not a lot to say about this album aside from the fact that it's pleasing to the ears. Easy listening with chill instrumentals and soft vocals.

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// Favs: — Score: Decent to Strong 3

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Better than what I was expecting. Song 2 is a little too jazzy for me.

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Uninteresting but unoffensive.

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Nice ambient background music.

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COOL STUFF! maybe for 70s

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Está chido el disco, la película no tanto.

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Esto está muy chabocho. Aunque me quedé esperando más de los X-Men

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Non avevo mai ascoltato i Can prima e non li avevo mai sentiti nominare nonostante siano abbastanza famosi nel panorama "Krautrock". Questo disco non è di facile ascolto ma sembra comunque la colonna sonora di un trip rilassato di LSD. Mi imagino tipo Bel Air nella classica scena del trip allucinogeno in un film, dove la vocetta del cantante giappo tedesco viene da qualche lumaca o pietra parlante. In ogni caso è stato godibile, nonostante i 19 minuti di traccia. I musicisti sono tutti molto bravi. Il problema principale che ho è la vena un po' troppo jazz orientata all'improvvisazione che crea questi pezzi con delle strutture circolari, dove i tempi compositivi sono super dilatati senza motivo. Alla fine, come dicevo, non mi ha annoiato, che è sicuramente un pregio e un rischio di questo tipo di musica, però allo stesso tempo questa dilatazione se ti cattura lo fa più per proprietà ipnotiche che per trasporto emotivo. In ogni caso direi un 3 abbastanza giusto.

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Mai sentiti prima! Mi piace molto sia l'atmosfera dell'album, sia come suonano. Purtroppo, come spesso accade in album simili, a discapito della qualità di un progetto musicale, giocano altri fattori che possono influenzare l'esperienza dell'ascoltatore. Nel mio caso, io li ho capiti abbastanza subito e purtroppo a un certo punto hanno smesso di stupirmi, poi verso la fine mi sono anche un po' annoiato. Comunque bravi

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Starts well with train sounds Drums Pleasant and nice Something good is happening It's all a bit good

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Sounds like the official soundtrack to "The Elder", a movie that doesn't exist yet compelled Kiss to make a concept album about. This is meant to be a compliment. Or a way to suggest I'm glad this is on the list, I enjoyed listening to it, and then thought about the time Paul Stanley wore a purple headband.

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Interesting experimental album. It didn't feel like there were any standout moments, but it had a good feel overall. Good background music, not sure I would want to listen to it with full attention.

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Experimental, but worth a listen

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Solid background music for working

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Was pretty cool. Nice background music. Wasn't particularly moved or inspired by it, but I did enjoy it and would happily listen again. Relaxed, easy-going rock music centred around guitars and keys, with pleasant grooves and nice ambient soundscapes to accompany. Feels like something I would probably enjoy more and more on repeated listens.

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No está MAL por sí mismo, de hecho, si fuera un disco de los 90 sería de lo más meh; pero al ser de 1973 siento que lo distingue de lo que otros estaban haciendo y quizá se pueda pensar que son pioneros. De cualquier manera, salvo momentitos que son sonoramente agradables, no me atrajo la atención ni me hizo mayor gracia.

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They really said "Looney Tunes sound effects" during the third song. Brave, I respect that. Okay, this is definitely music to scare the hoes. Play this at a party and they'll take you to a mental institute after two minutes. But this is exactly why I'm here doing this challenge. Never in a million years would I know that this album exists without the existence of this book and this site. I'm glad I listened to this, because this is a damn ritual. That final song takes you to Jupiter. Did I like it? Hard to say. Did I enjoy the experience? Yeah.

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Interesting. Not great. Can (and krautrock generally) is always on my "need to check out" category but then I do and I'm underwhelmed. I think I just need to accept that I like 3 minute pop songs and there's nothing wrong with that.

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While this album wasn't bad, it also wasn't awful. A bit mundane and repetitive, but not in an annoying sort of way. The song "Moonshake" is quite good, but unfortunately it is a 3 minute song on an album of 41 minutes with only 4 songs! This would get a 2, but with Moonshake, I'll give it a 3.

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Ce n'est pas une écoute facile. Faut être dans le mood d'écouter un album de longues pièces majoritairement instrumentales qui prennent le temps d'installer une ambiance. Une fois qu'on sait ça, c'est bien construit. On embarque dans l'aventure et on suit jusqu'au bout. Pièce préférée: Moonshake

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Intéressant son expérimental, mais un manque un peu de drive. À réessayer.

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Some pretty mad bits but altogether quite a cool album

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Well this was very interesting. Wasn't sure at first but this grew on me! I need to give a second listen though but I enjoyed the Pink Floyd vibes and I wonder if Radiohead were inspired by this

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Really enjoyed the title track. Things got a bit shaky for me in Spray... This is not a kind of sound experiment I can easily cope with, I find it super stressful. Really enjoy the International influences and find it really exciting to listen out for certain snippets of interesting bits. Found Future Days really lovely pretty interesting and cool but also really relaxing. It's mad the contrast between how these different songs affected me. I also found Moonshake quite charming! I have mixed feelings.

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Rating: 5/10

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What a unorthodox album! Long invididual tracks that consist of hardly more than trippy & psychodelic ambiance music and about the same amount of vocals as the "Next Stop"-announcement on Public transport

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Not hard to listen to, but really a pointless inclusion on the list.

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Some interesting parts, some boring parts. It was fine.

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I did NOT expect to enjoy this album, but damn, I kind of did! It was off to a slow start and my initial reaction was… not positive. But the music was actually interesting and far more contemporary to my ear than expected for 1973.

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Not really my thing. Quite boring and the man's voice is reedy and annoying.

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A bit too bland for me!

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Noget syret

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I feel like Phish was born from this and I don't like that vibe. I thought this was okay though

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Way ahead of its time. Not for me but damn did they influence a generation of indie artists

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Bizarre

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The warmth of a dusty furnace, relaxing background music but nothing life changing.

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Jim hates Phish. I hate Jim.

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Unremarkable.

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1,000,000% better than their previous album on the list, Tago Mago, so have inflated the score proportionally to a very generous 2/5. Tago Mago was grating and annoying, this is just dull. 'Moonshake' is at least an actual song.

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no bangers on this one. just an album of noise dressed up as art

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Sounds like they were making music for movie. Long tracks and space age sounds. Did like Moonstruck🌛

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Fairly tedious faff

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Een tweede ster omdat een nummer Spray van de band Can wel een fijntje is.

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2/5 naaaahhh, way too instrumental

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Thought this was an interesting group.... and only 4 songs....

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Quite intrigued by this one. Through no fault of its own, it suffers a bit from cultural overload, meaning that in the ~50 years since the album's release, this style of music has been so heavily co-opted by spas and yoga studios that it's really hard for me to separate it all out. Fortunately, this album has a depth of layers and textures and other interesting elements that the typical spa/yoga album or playlist tends to lack. The album gets intense at times, and rhythmic, in good ways.

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Lotta instrumental prog rock, sounds ahead of it’s time but doesn’t really do it for me.

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It’s fine until the tedious 20 minute closer. Get over yourself. No one wants to hear a 20 minute song about nothing.

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Kinda cool ahead of its time

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2of5

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No me acuerdo si lo escuché, pero sí lo escuché.

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Alright. Not offensive but not my bag. 2/5

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Meh

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I don’t know why this was on the list. It’s fine but not special. 2/5

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very experimental, it nulls the entire point of an album for me. no concept, just jamming. would be cool to see them live, though.

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Hmm. OK I have heard of Can and have never been shy about my early prog-leanings. I mean....I grew up listening to Rush...Yes...Genesis... even some ELP for godsake so the idea of a 20+ minute song actually gets/got me kinda interested. First two songs are in the 9 minute range, they're fine, but not so much songs. The title track plays like a decent intro, even if it goes on a little longer than it should. I was sorta queued up waiting for the big 2nd half epic of "Bel Air" and .... Ugh, it's not that this is all bad - it's not (well....mostly.... the 2nd half of "Bel Air" is pretty rough and pointless) - it just didn't/doesn't hold my interest anywhere and it's frustrating. For example, Supper's Ready (Genesis) is perhaps my ideal of a 20 minute song that is cinematic/epic/captivating/enthralling - here "Bel Air" takes up the entire 2nd half of this album and it... meanders endlessly. Again if that's your thing - great - but to me this is just sound (not quite approaching flaming hot trash territory like Velvet Underground "sound/noise") and occasionally interesting musical passages but I was never able to latch onto it - maybe a semi-parallel could be the band Gong, who I really liked (Flying Teapot is gold) and knew how to construct *something* out of spacey jamming/weirdness but this ... does not have it at all. Mostly just disappointed. Pass. 3/10 2 stars

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this album wasn’t memorable at all and none of it was interesting. I didn’t despise it but it just wasn’t fun

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Weird prog frock, didn’t grab me

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Sometimes these albums have songs that I wonder if they could actually ever be reproduced again. Song 4 of this album, and 19:52 is one such song. It sounds like someone tinkering in basement, and I'd be shocked if this same 19:52 could ever be reproduced. Anyway, that's neither here nor there. The album was ok. The screeching in the last track brought it down a half star for me, and that's why it's 2 starts instead of 3. I don't need car tires on pavement, blenders and grinding in music. The more screeches the lower the score. Simple.

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This is a very interesting album. Interesting can have a lot of meanings and when used in the context of this album, it means bold and didn't reward. Its very modern for the 70's but maybe too modern. A lot of noises and sounds make some alright tracks. Probably wont return...

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No big stand-out moments from this album for me. A 1.5.

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I liked one song, I think. Otherwise it was just boring.

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Not amazing, can see they went on to greater things c

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Hmmmm

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Can albums are challenging in that they're usually a joy to listen to, but lack the melodic staying power necessary to be memorable in any sense. Exact case here - this was an enjoyable 40 minutes of psych-rock, but I'm pressed to remember any exact phrases that stayed with me.

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Nothing here I hated. But absolutly nothing here I liked, either.

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BORING

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ack,ew

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Sometimes 'experimental' goes too far, and music just becomes a series of unrelated sounds thrown together as has happened here. This is not for me.

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Bobbins. Just pretentious hippy beatnik noise.

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Why tf ist das ein Album, das man gehört haben sollte?

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This album definitely sounds ahead of its time, but is not something I can see myself returning to/seeking out for future listens.

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Tyhjänpäiväistä jumittelua. En saanut tästä mitään irti. Yhden kerran kuuntelin läpi ja toisella kerralla kolme ensimmäistä raitaa, mutta ei alkanut aueta sen enempää.

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be more interesting sry

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Very bad

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Not my thing

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I guess if you’re into boring pointless soundscapes this could be good

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Maybe I wasn't in the mood but didn't get much from this.... Definitely too experimental for me. Maybe would get more from it under different circumstances...

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Why Why Why would you waste your time making this....it was rubbish (there was a minute with just birds chirping WTF!!)

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Next....

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Not my cup of tea

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humm, not my cup of tea

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Horrible

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Just trash.

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Cool!

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