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Jon Hassell: radical musician who studied with Stockhausen and worked with Eno
The influential experimental US composer ‘celebrated and dignified’ his ‘fourth world’ sources and contributed to albums by Brian Eno and Talking Heads

Alexis Petridis

27, Jun, 2021 @6:51 PM

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Jon Hassell, avant garde US composer, dies aged 84
Family and fellow musicians pay tribute to inventor of influential ‘fourth world’ musical aesthetic

Laura Snapes

27, Jun, 2021 @12:13 PM

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All Gates Open by Rob Young and Irmin Schmidt review – in praise of the rock band Can
Whether or not the German experimental band, beloved of the Fall and John Lydon, are the ultimate chin-stroking rock outfit, their albums will endure

Alan Warner

23, Jun, 2018 @8:00 AM

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'I grew up in total ruins': Irmin Schmidt of Can on LSD, mourning and musical adventures
The last founding member of the visionary German band left alive, the 81-year-old recalls how he rejected his Nazi father to find freedom in music

Alexis Petridis

31, May, 2018 @1:30 PM

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Holger Czukay obituary
Founder member of Can who took a prominent role in producing and engineering the German rock band’s albums

Adam Sweeting

06, Sep, 2017 @3:38 PM

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Holger Czukay, bassist with Can, dies aged 79
The man who helped give the German psychedelicists their driving rhythm section was found at his apartment, with the cause of death currently unknown

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Jaki Liebezeit obituary
Drummer and co-founder of the pioneering German krautrock band Can

Adam Sweeting

24, Jan, 2017 @6:16 PM

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Can's Jaki Liebezeit: the man who marched to the beat of his own drum
The late drummer of krautrock band Can influenced the likes of Roxy Music and Talking Heads by restructuring rock’s basic rhythm and drumming like a machine

David Stubbs

23, Jan, 2017 @4:10 PM

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Jaki Liebezeit, drummer of seminal krautrock band Can, dies at 78
German avant garde rock group announces on Facebook page that drummer died from pneumonia

Elle Hunt

23, Jan, 2017 @1:31 AM

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Can's Irmin Schmidt playlist: Swans, Laibach and more
The keyboard-playing founder of Can shares his favourite tracks – by turns interesting, complex and plain weird – for this week’s playlist

Interview by Harriet Gibsone

01, Feb, 2016 @4:00 PM

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Future Days review – an absorbing history of Krautrock and 1970s Germany
David Stubbs’s story of Can, Kraftwerk and Germany’s postwar generation is enthusiastic and well researched, writes Ian Thomson

Ian Thomson

17, Aug, 2014 @11:30 AM

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Krautrock pioneers Can to release official biography
The two-volume book is a collaboration with Faber Social and is due for release in spring 2016

Tim Jonze

28, Mar, 2014 @12:55 PM

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