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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Damo Suzuki's final effort is Can's most atmospheric and beautiful record, a spartan collection of lengthy, jazz-like compositions recorded with minimal vocal contributions. Employing keyboard washes to create a breezy, almost oceanic feel indeed, two of the tracks are titled "Spray" and "Bel Air", the mix buries Suzuki's voice to elevate drummer Jaki Liebezeit's complex rhythms to the foreground; despite the deceptive tranquility of its surface, Future Days is an intense work, bubbling with radical ideas and concepts.
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On Future Days, Can fully explored the ambient direction they had introduced into their sound on the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Damo Suzuki's final effort is Can's most atmospheric and beautiful record, a spartan collection of lengthy, jazz-like compositions recorded with minimal vocal contributions. Employing keyboard washes to create a breezy, almost oceanic feel indeed, two of the tracks are titled "Spray" and "Bel Air", the mix buries Suzuki's voice to elevate drummer Jaki Liebezeit's complex rhythms to the foreground; despite the deceptive tranquility of its surface, Future Days is an intense work, bubbling with radical ideas and concepts.
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On Future Days, Can fully explored the ambient direction they had introduced into their sound on the previous year's Ege Bamyasi, and in the process created a landmark in European electronic music. Where Ege Bamyasi had played fast and loose with elements of rock song structure, Future Days dispensed with these elements altogether, creating hazy, expansive soundscapes dominated by percolating rhythms and evocative layers of keys. Vocalist Damo Suzuki turns in his final and most inspired performance with the band. His singing, which takes the form here of a rhythmic, nonsensical murmur, is all minimal texture and shading. Apart from the delightfully concise single "Moonshake," the album is comprised of just three long atmospheric pieces of music. The title track eases us into the sonic wash, while "Spray" is built around Suzuki's eerie vocals, which weave in and out of the shimmering instrumental tracks. The closing "Bel Air" is a gloriously expansive piece of music that progresses almost imperceptibly, ending abruptly after exactly 20 minutes. Aptly titled, Future Days is fiercely progressive, calming, complex, intense, and beautiful all at once. It is one of Can's most fully realized and lasting achievements. ~ Anthony Tognazzini
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2008
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • UPC: 724596938522
  • Catalog Number: 69385
  • Sales rank: 37,596

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Future Days (9:30)
  2. 2 Spray (8:28)
  3. 3 Moonshake (3:03)
  4. 4 Bel Air (19:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Can Primary Artist
Irmin Schmidt Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Holger Czukay Bass, Group Member
Michael Karoli Guitar, Violin, Group Member
Damo Suzuki Vocals, Group Member
Jaki Liebezeit Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Can Producer, Audio Production
Irmin Schmidt Contributor
Holger Czukay Composer, Engineer
Andreas Torkler Remastering
Ingo Trauer Artwork
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