Saturday, January 13, 2007

Technical Space Composer's Crew - 1969 - Canaxis 5

The project name for a one-off collaboration between Can's bass player Holger Czukay and the painter Rolf Dammers. Canaxis 5 (1969) was an early attempt at manipulating ethnic music (World music), in many ways predating the discreet background music of certain ambient Brian Eno albums. The album was made using tape loops from traditional Vietnamese music to create some kind of 'acoustic sound painting'. The result was a strange sound milage. It contained only two tracks: "Boat-Woman-Song" and "Canaxis". Few ordinary instruments were in use, only Holger's bass can be heard occasionally. Nowadays, this album is nothing more than a curiosity, documenting the ambient music in its' early childhood. Czukay's tape editing skills steadily improved through the years - as proved by the mid-period Can albums and even more so on his solo albums.


john said...

Could you re-post this please? Ripid share is always telline me "file not found." Thanks for a great blog!

mutantsounds said...

fixed...sorry for the incovenience

john said...

A remarkable album, especially for its age. Krautrock is my favorite type of music, so hearing this and the anima album have been a real treat for me.

Bilek said...

Thanks for this. I'm a great fan of Can, and curious about Czukay's solo stuff. This seems to be his first solo outing, so I start with this one. I'll listen it extensively and maybe later write a review ;)
keep up the good work

(P.S: I'm posting kraut & related stuff @ Check it out!)

Dr. Nothing said...

Technical Space Composers Crew is amazing. About the last Holger solo I need. Thanks SO very much for your tremendous music collection, blog and effort per! BTW, I voted for your blog in that contest a few months ago... Did your son get the prize he sought??

Anonymous said...

gracias!!!! nesecitaba este disco!!