All Gates Open: The Biography of Can - Limited Edition by Irmin Schmidt and Rob Young
Hand Signed by Irmin Schmidt and Rob Young
Two Book Limited Edition with Art Print in Solander Box
New & Unread
All Gates Open presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN. It consists of two books. In Book One, Rob Young gives us the full biography of a band that emerged at the vanguard of the so-called Krautrock scene in late sixties Cologne. Drawing on unique interviews with all the founding members of CAN, as well as their vocalists, friends, and music industry associates Young offers a portrait of a group who worked with visionary intensity and belief, outside the system and inside their own inner space.
Book Two, 'Can Kiosk', has been assembled by Irmin Schmidt, founding member and guiding spirit of the band, as a ‘collage’ – a technique long associated with CAN’s approach to recording. There is an oral history of the band, there are interviews with artists and filmmakers and extracts of Schmidt’s notebook and diaries from 2013-14 are reproduced. Can Kiosk offers further perspectives on a band that have inspired several generations of musicians and filmmakers in the voices of the artists themselves.
The Limited Edition comes with a special edition print and a 78-page full colour facsimile of an uber-rare communal Can notebook – the stream of consciousness of a group at the height of its creative powers.
Number of copies printed: 200
Published: 3 May 2018
- Each book is numbered and signed by Irmin Schmidt and Rob Young
- Format: Royal (234x156mm)
- Printed on 90gsm woodfree paper, and handbound, cased in yellow vinyl, text blind blocked on front and spine, printed endpapers, orange ribbon, grey head and tail bands.
- Studio notebook: 78-page full colour facsimile edition of a rare communal Can studio notebook. Includes: Scribbles and jottings by all band members revealing the group’s playful sense of humour and surrealistic chains of thought The fragile pages show the emergence of song titles, LP sleeve and band logo proposals and mind-bending doodles and caricatures Japanese lyrics handwritten by Damo Suzuki Sketches of drum kit layouts by Jaki Liebezeit Insight into how Can came up with some of their most memorable track titles
- Print: Limited edition letterpress print (based on the cover artwork) Each print is numbered and signed by Irmin Schmidt
- Solander box: Covered and lined in Colorplan Smoke paper, artwork blocked in two pigment colours (yellow and orange).
Images show original Can studio notebook, of which a high quality reproduction is included with the limited edition.
Final specifications may be subject to late change due to availability of materials.
Format: Two Book Limited Edition with Art Print in Solander Box
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