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Future Days

Can - Future Days
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1973 Ratings: #42 / 117
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Can's 4th album 'Future Days' is probably the most enjoyable album I've heard from them so far, the legendary krautrock outfit take it to the next level with the four tracks we see on 'Future Days', they present an incredibly detailed and crisp sound palette that relishes in its soothing, impressive and warm playing as well as building upon and creating an excellent psychedelic atmosphere that never left me bored at all, in fact its the most engaging experience I've had with a Can record thus ... read more
it has moonshake
The ambient and electronic embellishments here make for a stark change of pace following the fantastic “Tago Mago”, and yet this album works just as well a statement within the field of Krautrock. Groovy and therapeutic in equal measure.

Standout: Moonshake
Favs: Spray, Bel Air, Future Days
Least fav: none of emmmmm
CAN's Magnum Opus; fourth and last record with Damo is just... indescriptible.
First: It's incredibly influential
You can hear here what makes Post Rock, Ambient Pop and Drone Rock so good and special.
For the time, this blend of ambient-like sounds and rock elements were something never seen before, I dare to say even avant-garde.
Not only IT IS the father of those genres, it's a MASTERPIECE by itself.
That takes us to the second part of this review:
The sound:
First track, Future Days is a ... read more
'Future Days' perhaps doesn't represent quite the same natural progression between Can albums as before - you can hear how this followed 'Ege Bamyasi' but this time it feels like one possible avenue they could have explored among various other potential directions.

This album feels warm and mellow, soothing almost, and that's a big change compared to the more traditionally rockist, psychedelic/jammy and/or sparse n' jazzy flavours the band served up before. The album drifts and glides ... read more
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Added on: March 15, 2013