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Axolotl Eyes CD+DVD, DualDisc, PAL

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  • Audio CD (14 April 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD, DualDisc, PAL
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B001451H7A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 371,986 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Kick On the Floods
  2. Drifting Days, Crime Pays
  3. Umbilicus Clear
  4. Raketenstadt
  5. Axolotl Eyes
  6. Meteor Infected
  7. Etrurian Waltz

Disc: 2

  1. Flies, Guys and Choirs
  2. Flies, Guys and Choirs

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Irmin Schmidt, founder of Can, the experimental rock group whose music has inspired hundreds of popular acts over the last 30 years from Talking Heads and Public Image Limited to LCD Sound System and Kasabian, has once again teamed up with breakbeat pioneer Kumo on Axolotl Eyes.
The duo originally got together in 1997 when Psychomat recording artist Kumo was drafted in by Schmidt to work on his operatic version of Gormenghast as a co-producer and programmer. As a result of that collaboration, the duo started work on Masters of Confusion, their 2001 debut LP. Kumo has since been appointed Professor of Popular Music at the Köln Musikhochschule (Cologne University of Music) where he runs regular practical workshops ranging from dub to music business, composing for film to house music.

Axolotl Eyes also marks a return to the extended improvisation followed by painstaking editing methods pioneered by Can. Opener Kick On The Floods rapidly evolves into a churning sea of ghostly, filmic melancholy lightly shaded by menace, while Drifting Days, Crime Pays kicks in with a melody that could grace any classic detective series underpinned by subtle atmospherics. The mysterious and dense Umbilicus Clear was inspired by sounds from outer space and Raketenstadt melds the vocals of Paul J Fredericks with industrial strength synths, drifting melodic fragments and trumpeter Dixon summoning the spirit of Dizzy Gillespie.

As a bonus, the studio album is accompanied by a 5.1 surround sound DVD of the sound installation Flies, Guys and Choirs, first conceived for London's Barbican Centre in 2001. The work combines surreally treated images from nature with subtle, quietly forceful environmental music.


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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
Trent
5.0 out of 5 starsBought for cover art since I have two albino axolotls ...
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4.0 out of 5 starsIrmin Schmidt - 'Axolotl Eyes' (Mute)
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