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Flow Motion Original recording remastered

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Can's seminal album, Flow Motion was originally issued in 1976. This remastered CD stands to replace the SACD edition, issued in 2004, which is no longer available. Flow Motion (1976) saw Can moving towards a somewhat more conventional style as their recording technology improved. "I Want More" from Flow
Motion became their only hit record outside Germany including an appearance on UK's Top of the Pops, where Holger Czukay performed with a double bass.

1. I Want More
2. Cascade Waltz
3. Laugh Till You Cry, Live Till You Die
4. ...And More
5. Bablylonian Pearl
6. Smoke (E.F.S. No. 59)
7. Flow Motion

Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 17, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mute
  • ASIN: B008817X3A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,919 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andre S. Grindle TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 14, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Following their previous release Landed,Can came to understand as a lot of the more experimental rock bands of the era did that it might be a good time for them to enjoy some pop success. There was still the basic concern of how to do so without compromising themselves. That tends to be a very easy statement to make,but very difficult to put into practice. Luckily for Can it was 1976. And whether it be the the Munich sound or what was happening in America and England at this particular time it was not exactly the worst time to change up the groove for the band.

For all intents and purposes,this is Can's funk album. The most important part of it is how much they seem to understand what funk is at it's musical core. "I Want More" and it's shadow "....And More" are both intense,rhythmically monstrous poly-rhythmic funk jams-filled with slippery baselines,abstract wah-wah guitar patterns and plenty of ethereal synthesizer arrangements. "Laugh Till You Cry,Live Till You Die","Cascade Waltz" ,"Babylonian Pearl" and the elongated title song combine this approach into more Caribbean inspired reggae rhythms.

There's also "Smoke (E.F.S. No.59)",an extremely tribal poly rhythmic groove owing it's musical virtues mostly to Africa. During the 70's,musicians from Africa and the European continent were intermingling in some very interesting ways. And considering funk's origins in African rhythms,and Africa's interest in the funk era itself it's not the least bit surprising Can would few this music as something of a road to reaching a broader audience. Can's musically virtues were of course far too obtuse for anything remotely close to th disco/dance style of Munich . But this album remains the most accessible and even radio oriented release they likely ever made.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The fanatic on August 16, 2013
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Although this album is a little more accessible than the band's previous work, it a very enjoyable, groovy album. Combining reggae and even dance beats, it is a nice flowing album. Karoli's voice is gloriously deadpan as a sings about money, women and cars on the second track. The first track I Want More was their only hit and it has an infectious disco beat. The title track is a great closer, clocking in at over 12 minutes. I dearly love Babylonian Pearl sung by keyboardist Irmin Schmidt. It's a romantic sweet piece of pop. Though this music is not as challenging as Tago Mago Or Ege Bamayase, I think they soldier on quite well without a 'proper' lead singer. May be a good place to begin for a novice. Highly recommended.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rich Latta on November 27, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Can - Flow Motion (1976)

Is this Can gone mainstream? Not really, although the opening track does jump on the newly emerging disco bandwagon that was just getting hot. Still, the song has enough Can flavor to make it something special. The rest of the album tends to be laid-back and pleasant, traits that could theoretically appeal to mainstream sensibilities. But FLOW MOTION is a unique album, quite different from their earlier work and certainly different from anything one hears on mainstream radio. Like all good albums, it has its own feel, a breezy one. It doesn't rank high on my list of Can records and I would say that many if not most Can fans feel the same way about it. Then again, there are those who really love FLOW MOTION. While I'm not one of them, I can appreciate good music when I hear it and I especially appreciate the brilliant, inimitable Can. I came close to giving this album three stars, but my song ratings average out to four stars so I'll go with four. FLOW MOTION is a fun album worth getting. It's good and, hey, it's THE CAN! One of the greatest ever. rating: recommended

Breakdown:

"I Want More" (3:29) - sounds like a cheesy disco party and it's really a question of taste whether or not you will like this track. Regardless, the heavily reverbed guitar and the trippy synth loops (I'm betting Gary Numan took note) are cool and there's a few spacey keyboard interludes in there that are really nice. Not my favorite Can song, it is nevertheless their lone international hit and I can't rate it less than ****

"Cascade Waltz" (5:35) - is indeed a waltz, a very serene one with Hawaiian slide guitar (some call it Caribbean). Guitarist Michael Karoli turns in a supremely laid-back vocal as well as some electric violin.
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