Can - Soundtracks (1970)
rock, soundtrack | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 250MB
Spoon | SACD | 2004 remasterAllmusic:
Malcolm Mooney passes the baton to Damo Suzuki for Soundtracks, a collection of film music featuring contributions from both vocalists. The dichotomy between the two singers is readily apparent: Suzuki's odd, strangulated vocals fit far more comfortably into the group's increasingly intricate and subtle sound, allowing for greater variation than that allowed by Mooney's stream-of-consciousness discourse.
Soundtracks is a soundtrack album by the Krautrock group Can. It was first released in 1970 and consists of tracks written for various films. The album marks the departure of the band's original vocalist Malcolm Mooney, who sings on two tracks, to be replaced by new member Damo Suzuki. Stylistically, the record also documents the transition from the psychedelia-inspired jams of their first recordings (i.e., Monster Movie and Delay 1968) to the more meditative, electronic, and experimental mode of the studio albums that followed (such as Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi).
"She Brings the Rain" was later featured in Wim Wenders' 1994 film Lisbon Story, the 2000 Oskar Roehler film Die Unberührbare and Tran Anh Hung's film Norwegian Wood, released in 2010.
"Don't Turn the Light On, Leave Me Alone" features Damo Suzuki's first recorded performance with Can.
In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Mother Sky" at number 48 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
-1. "Deadlock" – 3:27 (from the film [[Deadlock, 1970, dir. Roland Klick)
-2. "Tango Whiskyman" – 4:04 (from the film Deadlock, 1970, dir. Roland Klick)
-3. "Deadlock (Titelmusik)" – 1:40 (from the film Deadlock, 1970, dir. Roland Klick)
-4. "Don't Turn the Light On, Leave Me Alone" – 3:42 (from the film Cream)
-5. "Soul Desert" – 3:48 (from the film Mädchen... nur mit Gewalt, 1970, dir. Roger Fritz. Cited on album sleeve as "Mädchen mit Gewalt")
-6. "Mother Sky" – 14:31 (from the film Deep End, 1971, dir. Jerzy Skolimowski)
-7. "She Brings the Rain" – 4:04 (from the film Bottom - Ein großer graublauer Vogel 1971, dir. Thomas Schamoni)
* Holger Czukay – bass, double bass
* Michael Karoli – guitar, violin
* Jaki Liebezeit – drums, percussion, flute
* Malcolm Mooney – vocals on "Soul Desert" and "She Brings the Rain"
* Irmin Schmidt – keyboards, synthesizers
* Damo Suzuki – vocals on "Deadlock", "Tango Whiskyman", "Don't Turn the Light On, Leave Me Alone" and "Mother Sky"; percussion