LISTEN: Cyclopean EP On Mute
, February 8th, 2013 17:14
Listen to new EP by former Can members, upcoming on Mute
As we've previously reported, Mute are about to release Cyclopean, the debut collaborative EP from Can founder members Jaki Liebezeit and Irmin Schmidt, along with producer/musician Burnt Friedman and Jono Podmore (who plays in Metamono and was involved in curating Can's recent Lost Tapes collection). The 12" will be released on Monday, Feburary 11th, and features four tracks, in a dark, percussive and sub-bassy vein. We're pleased to be able to offer you a stream of the entire EP in advance of its release - listen below.
"As you might expect from the line-up," reads the press release text, "the four tracks are profoundly original and bursting with imagination. 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."