Holger Czukay’s Five Essential Albums

Source: Echoes.

Before samplers and computers; before rap and electronica; before ambient and new exotica, Holger Czukay was doing it all. A student of Karlheinz Stockhausen and a founding member of Can, the German avant-progressive rock group, the sound of Holger Czukay presaged much of what we take for granted in music today. He continued until the end of his life in September, 2017, pushing at the seams and pulling at the threads of music.