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Andy Gill, MOJO, April 1997

CAN ALWAYS added to more than the sum of their experience and influences. When the group made the seminal Monster Movie in 1968, three of its members (bassist Holger Czukay, keyboardist Irmin Schmidt and drummer Jaki Liebezeit) were already in their thirties, and had accumulated a collective CV that included studying avant-garde classical composition under Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio and Gyorgy Ligeti, and playing free jazz with the Manfred Schoof Quintet.

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