Can - Future Days LP
Release Date: April 30th, 2021
Limited edition gold vinyl.
Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, and Jaki Liebezeit, who formed a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic, experimental, and modern classical music.
Future Days is the fifth studio album by Can. This is the last album to feature Japanese vocalist Damo Suzuki. On Future Days, the band explored the ambient direction they had introduced into their sound on the previous year's Ege Bamyasi creating a landmark in European electronic music. Future Days is fiercely progressive, calming, complex, intense, and beautiful all at once.
The band's powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd., Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled "Sing Swan Song"), and Radiohead - as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.
The album is featured at #8 on Rolling Stones "50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums Of All Tiime," #56 on Pitchfork's "Top 100 Albums Of The 1970s," and also features in the book 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die.