Auf Wiedersehen to Can co-founder Holger Czukay

Auf Wiedersehen to  Can co-founder Holger Czukay, one of the primary architects of the krautrock sound, a sampling pioneer and a fearless sonic adventurer. Surrounded by virtuoso instrumentalists in Can, Czukay responded on bass with a hypnotically minimalist pulse, ensuring that no matter how free flowing things got, the groove remained paramount – check out this live 1970 rave-up of the ur-motorik masterpiece "Mother Sky" for proof. "Music is a Miracle" proclaimed the title of one of Holger's latter day works; spend a little time with the man's catalog – whether it's his impossibly gorgeous "Persian Love" or the ferocious future funk of "Yoo Doo Right" – and he'll make a believer out of you. words / t wilcox

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