Published Dec 11, 2012After 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.