Holger Czukay

Bürgerl. Name:
Holger Schüring
Profil:
German musician, who studied under Karlheinz Stockhausen from 1963–1966, and in 1968 co-founded the German rock group Can, for whom he played bass guitar, as well as undertaking most of their recording and engineering. Czukay also recorded some early ambient albums, and was influential for his utilization of radio sounds and sampling.

Born: 24th March 1938, in the Free City of Danzig (today Gdansk, Poland).
Died: 5th September 2017, in Weilerswist (near Cologne), Germany. [aged 79].
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1C 064-45 754 Holger Czukay - Movies Cover-Design Holger Czukay Movies (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 064-45 754 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
1C 064-46 400 Holger Czukay - On The Way To The Peak Of Normal Cover-Design Holger Czukay On The Way To The Peak Of Normal (Album) Welt-Rekord 1C 064-46 400 Germany 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
AW-25026 Holger Czukay - Full Circle Cover-Design Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit - Full Circle (Album) Virgin, Virgin AW-25026 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
SPOON 015 Holger Czukay - Canaxis Cover-Design Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers - Canaxis (Album) Spoon Records SPOON 015 Germany 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
90151-1-B Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer Cover-Design Jah Wobble - The Edge - Holger Czukay Jah Wobble - The Edge - Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer (MiniAlbum) Island Records 90151-1-B US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
VL4 2296 Holger Czukay - Der Osten Ist Rot Cover-Design Holger Czukay Der Osten Ist Rot (Album) Virgin VL4 2296 Canada 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
TCV 2408 Holger Czukay - Rome Remains Rome Cover-Design Holger Czukay Rome Remains Rome (Album) Virgin TCV 2408 UK 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
TCVE-11, TCVE 11 Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition Cover-Design David Sylvian + Holger Czukay David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition (Album) Venture TCVE-11, TCVE 11 Italy 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
VJD-32237 Holger Czukay - Flux + Mutability Cover-Design David SylvianHolger Czukay David SylvianHolger Czukay - Flux + Mutability (Album) Venture, VENTURE VJD-32237 Japan 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
TCV 2651 Holger Czukay - Radio Wave Surfer Cover-Design Holger Czukay Radio Wave Surfer (Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2651 UK 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
ALCB 780 Holger Czukay - Moving Pictures Cover-Design Holger Czukay Moving Pictures (Album) Mute ALCB 780 Japan 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
12339-2 Holger Czukay - Clash Cover-Design Holger Czukay vs. Dr. Walker Holger Czukay vs. Dr. Walker - Clash (Album) Sideburn Recordings 12339-2 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
TCCD9944 Holger Czukay - Good Morning Story Cover-Design Holger Czukay Good Morning Story (Album) Tone Casualties TCCD9944 US 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
TCCD9945 Holger Czukay - La Luna Cover-Design Holger Czukay La Luna (Album) Tone Casualties TCCD9945 US 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
DIG002 Holger Czukay - Linear City Cover-Design Holger Czukay Linear City (Album) Dignose DIG002 Germany 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
DIG 001 Holger Czukay - Time And Tide Cover-Design U-SheHolger Czukay U-SheHolger Czukay - Time And Tide (Album) Dignose DIG 001 Germany 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
Fünfundvierzig 133 Holger Czukay - The New Millennium Cover-Design Holger Czukay | U-She Holger Czukay | U-She - The New Millennium (Album) FünfUndVierzig Fünfundvierzig 133 Germany 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
REV 090 Holger Czukay - 21st Century Cover-Design Holger Czukay / Ursa Major (2) Holger Czukay / Ursa Major (2) - 21st Century(CD, Album) Revisited Rec. REV 090 Germany 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
PCD-24410 Holger Czukay - Eleven Years Innerspace Cover-Design Holger Czukay Eleven Years Innerspace (Album) Grönland Records PCD-24410 Japan 2015 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

620 569 Holger Czukay - Persian Love Cover-Design Holger Czukay Persian Love (Single) Barclay 620 569 France 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
EMI 5005 Holger Czukay - Cool In The Pool Cover-Design Holger Czukay Cool In The Pool (Single) EMI EMI 5005 UK 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
EMI 5280 Holger Czukay - Ode To Perfume Cover-Design Holger Czukay Ode To Perfume (Single) EMI EMI 5280 UK 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
105 117 Holger Czukay - How Much Are They? Cover-Design Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit, Holger Czukay Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit, Holger Czukay - How Much Are They? (Single, Maxi) Island Records 105 117 Germany 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
vanity 8201 Holger Czukay - June 3 1981 At His House Köln W.Germany Cover-Design Holger Czukay June 3 1981 At His House Köln W.Germany(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Promo) Vanity Records (3) vanity 8201 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
12 WOB 1 Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer Cover-Design Jah Wobble / The Edge / Holger Czukay Jah Wobble / The Edge / Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer Island Records 12 WOB 1 UK & Europe 1983 Diese Version verkaufen

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beatdigger

beatdigger

28. September 2018
In the 1990s some friends and I ran a tiny esoteric/ ambient Sunday club in Glasgow. We were booking as many of our inspirations to play live as we could. We couldn’t believe our luck when Holger agreed to perform for what seemed like a small fee. Then his rider came through: literally HUNDREDS of stipulations. A weather forecaster on hand to deliver up-to-date meteorological predictions. Politicians of left and right wing on hand to argue throughout any performance. Toast to be served on demand. The most wonderfully beautiful and yet impossible to achieve list imaginable. Still wish we’d found that weather forecaster...
drgn238

drgn238

30. November 2017
Simply - ONE of the BEST...E V E R !!!
daniel.pico

daniel.pico

6. September 2017
Holger Czukay was a very prolific musician. His curiosity goes far beyond any standard. I think that we always look for some inspiration based on our own rules, but Czukay use to break those patterns, the result is easy to be perceived on his recordings.
J_Oxapampa

J_Oxapampa

6. September 2017
RIP Holger, your music was indescribable. It sounded like it was from another planet or something, even in the sixties his records (Can and Canaxis) sounded like he was already way ahead of time.

You will be truly missed...
Bradx

Bradx

31. Dezember 2014
geändert over 4 years ago
Holger came right out of the European avant garde classical zone in the mid-late 1960s with absolutely no rock or pop background to speak of. It was only when a younger friend, Michael Karoli, played him The Beatles' I Am the Walrus that he grasped rock's potential. Abandoning his classical pretensions (although always with great debt to his teacher and mentor Karlheinz Stockhausen) Holger, along with Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit and Michael Karoli created The Can, making a string of never-to-be-surpassed albums '69 - '74.

Holger was the main architect of the classic Can tracks, editing down lengthy jam sessions into manageable album-friendly sides. Pre-digital editing and sampling the only way to do this was with reel-to-reel tape and a razor blade. This involved countless hours at the splicing block - hours which, after about 1974, became either difficult to find.... or maybe the initial inspiration behind Can was spent.

Many good and occasionally great albums followed (for instance the epic 'world music' sampling, highly influential 'Movies' from 1979; David Byrne and Eno definitely copped an earful of this one) and it's worth checking both his and Can's discography (and other solo releases from Jaki & Irmin) with care as gems can be found right up until almost the present day..... but it is with the classic Can albums from 1969 - 1974 that Can and Holger will be remembered.
Now three of the band are no longer with us. Only Irmin remains.
RIP Holger, Jaki and `Michael - three of the all time great musical visionaries, prophets and seers.

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