Can Members Announce EP as Cyclopean

> Dec 11 2012

Can Members Announce EP as Cyclopean
By Josiah HughesAfter sharing their hefty box set Can: The Lost Tapes, some members of Krautrock greats Can have joined forces once again, this time to form a new group called Cyclopean.

Can members Jaki Liebezeit and Irmin Schmidt have joined forces with Burnt Friedman and Jono Podmore in the group, and they've recorded a self-titled EP as Cyclopean. Mute and Spoon will issue the four-song release on February 4.

A press release describes the EP as "profoundly original and bursting with imagination," adding the following statement:

The title provides a metaphor for the music: Cyclopean forms are beautiful, massive and intriguing structures that interlock, intersect and connect seemingly contradictory components. Heavy, yet light, powerful, subtle, intriguing and playful. There's also a flavour of the ancient in this music – an artefact from a sophisticated pre-culture perhaps. Extraordinary instrumentation – rubber band guitar, theremin, prepared piano – is unified through the monumental and unique drum patterns, as the characters of the four players are at once individually unmistakably and irrevocably intertwined.

Check out the Cyclopean track "Fingers" here.

Cyclopean:

1. "Apostles"
2. "Fingers"
3. "Knuckles"
4. "Weeks"

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