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Record Label: Spoon Records
Country Of Release: USA
Year Of Release: 2012
THE LOST TAPES was curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel
Miller, and compiled by Schmidt and long time collaborator
When the legendary Can studio in Weilerswist was sold to the
German Rock N Pop Museum, they bought everything, including
the army mattresses that covered the walls for sound protection,
and relocated it to Gronau. While dismantling the studio,
master tapes were found and stored in the Spoon archive.
With barely legible labeling, no one was sure what was on
these until Irmin and Jono started to go through over 30 hours
of music. What they found was years of archived material, not
outtakes, but rather tracks which had been shelved for a variety
Can's influence is well known and far-reaching and the impact
they made on music is felt today as keenly as it ever has been.
They themselves have always been impossible to classify and
reflecting this, the scope of artists who in recent years have
cited Can as a major influence is varied from John Lydon to
Radiohead, The Fall to Portishead.