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RIP, Jaki Liebezeit (January 22, 2017) Drummer For Can

Posted by themusicsover on January 22, 2017

Jaki Liebezeit
May 26, 1938 – January 22, 2017

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Jaki Leibezeit was the founding drummer for the influential German avant-garde rock band, Can.  Initially performing free jazz during the early- to mid-’60s, Leibezeit moved more toward experimental rock when he co-founded Can in 1968.  Can incorporated elements of world music, psychedelic rock, jazz, and electronic, with Leibezeit providing the prominent drum beat along the way.  By doing so, Can helped build the foundation of Germany’s krautrock movement.  Over the years, they released several albums including two of their most popular, Tago Mago and Ege Bamyası. Outside of Can, Leibzeit collaborated with Jah Wobble, Depeche Mode and Brian Eno, to name a few.  Jaki Leibezeit was 78 when he died of pneumonia on January 22, 2017.

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Died On This Date (August 4, 2011) Conrad Schnitzler / Electronic Music Pioneer

Posted by themusicsover on August 4, 2011

Conrad Schnitzler
1937 – August 4, 2011

Conrad Schnitzler was a German-born musician who became one of electronic music’s most influential pioneers.  As an early member of the great Tangerine Dream, Schnitzler helped launch what would become known as “krautock,” and in doing so, influenced such electronic based acts as Brian Eno, Radiohead, and everyone in between.  Following his short stint with Tangerine Dream, Schnitzel left to form Kluster, another experimental group that laid the foundation of what we now know as industrial music.  In more recent years, Schnitzler self-produced and self-distributed numerous CD-Rs of his recordings while collaborating with others.  He released over 100 recordings throughout his career, the latest being 00/830, just days before he passed away.  Conrad Schnitzler died of stomach cancer on August 4, 2011.

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Rare Tracks 1979 - 1982 Re-edited - Conrad Schnitzler & Dompteur Mooner

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Died On This Date (April 24, 2008) Tristram Cary / Electronic Music Pioneer

Posted by themusicsover on April 24, 2010

Tristram Cary
May 14, 1925 – April 24, 2008

Tristram Cary was a British composer and pioneering electronic musician.  But his greatest contribution to popular music was probably the EMS VCS3 portable synthesizer which he co-designed.  The instrument became very popular with such English electronic and prog acts as Pink Floyd, Brian Eno and Roxy Music.   He also wrote music for British television show, Dr. Who, as well as some British films.

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Soundings : Electroacoustic Works 1955-1996 - Tristram Cary

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