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

Related: CAN :: Collected – Live & Beyond (1970-1972)

One Response to “Auf Wiedersehen to Can co-founder Holger Czukay”

  1. Thank you for the link to ‘Music is A Miracle’ t’is a wonderment and no doubt. We shall miss him and are all the poorer for his passing.

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