A unique study - part biography, part symposium - of the experimental group Can, by founding member Irmin Schmidt and acclaimed author Rob Young.
Rob Young has worked at The Wire magazine since 1993, including five years as editor. He is the author of Rough Trade, Warp and the acclaimed Electric Eden, and the editor of Undercurrents: The Hidden Wiring of Modern Music and The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music. He has contributed to publications including Uncut, the Guardian, Sight & Sound, Frieze and Art Review. He lives in London. Irmin Schmidt is a keyboardist, composer and founding member of the group Can. He has scored more than forty soundtracks and written an opera, Gormenghast, based on the novels by Mervyn Peake. In 2015, he was made a Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in southern France.
"Mr. Young...brings the 'organism'of Can back to vivid life."--New York Times