Last May, we teamed up with Moving On Music to host a fully-improvised show with legendary CAN frontman Damo Suzuki, alongside experimental rock maestros Blue Whale and Californian improviser, sound artist, inventor and writer, Paul Stapleton, at Belfast’s Black box. Ahead of Blue Whale launching this year’s (sure to be brilliant) Brilliant Corners alongside A.R.C. in the same Cathedral Quarter venue this Saturday, we’re pleased to present a first look of Xray Films’ document of last May’s performance in full.
When former Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit died in January this year, the tributes that poured in were a potent reminder, if one were needed, of just how influential the krautrock pioneers were. With the German band’s original American vocalist Malcolm Mooney leaving the band at the dawn of the 70s, erstwhile Japanese busker Damo Suzuki was installed in time for 1971’s seminal Tago Mago, remaining with the group for the equally classic Ege Bamyasi and Future Days, albums that within just a few short years were influencing Berlin-era Bowie and the entire post-punk scene, not to mention countless rock bands…