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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best
In my humble opinion this is Holger's best work since Can and with Jaki Liebezeit on the drums, it's practically a Can album. There's a depth and variation of musical abilities here that is oh so rare. "Experimental" is probably the word. Nevertheless, this is a very listenable album, with actual tunes and fairly conventional song structures. The influence of PIL's old...
Published on 23 July 2009 by Mr T

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3.0 out of 5 stars graham cole
this ones a difficult one. how does one describe this music is it reggae--no. is it dub--I don't know--what is dub?? this cd does however contain the unusual track "how much are they" which is worth the price of admission anyway. its quite good but takes a few plays.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best, 23 July 2009
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Mr T "meltcity" (UK) - See all my reviews
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In my humble opinion this is Holger's best work since Can and with Jaki Liebezeit on the drums, it's practically a Can album. There's a depth and variation of musical abilities here that is oh so rare. "Experimental" is probably the word. Nevertheless, this is a very listenable album, with actual tunes and fairly conventional song structures. The influence of PIL's old bassist, Jah Wobble must have something to do with that, and he is very much part of the creative process. I've got to say, I love it. It really grows on you, and is probably one of the happiest Krautrock/post-punk albums ever produced. Don't delay, buy it today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 27 May 2011
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Czukay,Wobble and Liebzeit-not everyone's cup of tea,I admit,but excellent.Listen to it via headphones,and feel your eardrums thudding in time to Czukay's and Wobble's bass.
Also has a track sung in German,a rarity for Czukay and Liebzeit
In his autobiography,Jah Wobble says this recording was a free masterclass in recording and production,so it's influenced everything he's recorded since.Well worth a listen for fans of Krautrock,Wobble or early PIL
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can continues..., 10 April 2013
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If you have been a Can fan in the 1970s this continues the tradition. (Ooops, would Holgar Czukay like to be thought of as traditional?)
Also it aha the wonderful feel of being one of those wonderful albums you hear playing on a record shop PA-and actually sounds that good when you get it home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars UTTERLY SUPREB, 7 July 2012
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Just can't put this one down. It arrived a week ago and I have been wondering how I did't discover it before. The answer to that is that, it isn't exactly mainstream, or what everyone's talking about. Those who have discovered it are talking about it though, and those who haven't discovered it should. It is beautifully offset in the way everything meshes in a kind of out of sync way. The beats are infectious the melodies catchy and the whole disc is utterly wonderful. When you here this for the first time you may well remark "what the hell is this", and well you should, because this is FULL CIRCLE. The one and only. Magic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seminal Non-Reggae Dub Experiment, 18 May 2012
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This CD is an expansion of what was originally a 12" EP back when it was originally released way back in the 20th century. I remember as a 19 year old listening to these four tracks nine times in one sitting. It was a real ear opener. Opening to the use of the mixing desk as an instrument (which was obviously influenced by dub reggae but also by Czukay and Liebezeit's background in German experimental music, particularly Stockhausen) and opening to the use of 'found sound' (Czukay's short wave radio recordings and use of the dictaphone pre-empting the invention of digital sampling).
Listening to it today it still moves and excites, especially the opening and closing tracks. Recommended for all lovers of the work of Wobble and Can...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful work, rest and play, 28 April 2012
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This is an utterly fantastic and fascinating album. It's incredibly outward and adventurous while being pleasurable listening in pretty much all situations - home listening yes, headphones is wonderful, with company, and out over a PA as I have (and have even DJed parts of it myself too, and not just 'How Much Are They?'). In a way it has just about everything.

I dislike the way the word 'experimental' is sometimes uttered (perhaps the sentiment in the above 2 otherwise very positive reviews?) as a warning and/or as if the notion is an indulgence to be allowed or tolerated by the now-warned listener rather than an artistic necessity (not to mention an exciting prospect?! -something you might have to engage with and think about?! And I don't just mean in a servile manner. You're always free to turn the thing off, shout at the stereo, decide it isn't a great success, take it back, nail 50 copies to a plank and cast into the sea, come online and troll-off about it to a couple of people, etc etc). This record proves -if proof is needed- that experiment can come with seduction, and act in slow-release, sounding as wonderful on the most recent listens as it can on the first.

If you are here then you surely know about Can. If not, time to find out with a bona-fide album or ten. And Full Circle is much 'easier' on the ears than many Can recordings, with no loss of the enterprise. Me, I'd probably pick it over Can albums for the desert island list I will almost certainly never be asked to compile. It's seductive and experimental, a wonderful piece of work and life-affirming MUSIC.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FULL CIRCLE influential musicians, 27 May 2014
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Collaboration between ex-members of CAN and PIL - Superb! Paves the way for "World Music" and
countless other sub genres
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3.0 out of 5 stars graham cole, 30 Jun 2013
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this ones a difficult one. how does one describe this music is it reggae--no. is it dub--I don't know--what is dub?? this cd does however contain the unusual track "how much are they" which is worth the price of admission anyway. its quite good but takes a few plays.
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