Technical Space Composer's Crew ‎– Canaxis 5

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Originally privately released in 1969 by Technical Space Composer's Crew and titled "Canaxis 5". Later reissued as "Canaxis" by Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers.

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Ho-Mai-Nhi (The Boat Woman Song) 17:20
Shook Eyes Ammunition 24:30

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SRS 002 Technical Space Composer's Crew Canaxis 5(LP, Album) Music Factory (20) SRS 002 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
SPOON 015 Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers - Canaxis(LP, Album, RE) Spoon Records SPOON 015 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
SPOON 015 Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers - Canaxis(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Spoon Records SPOON 015 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
9066-2, Spoon CD 15 Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers - Canaxis(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Spoon Records, Mute Corporation 9066-2, Spoon CD 15 US 1995 Sell This Version
spoon CD 15 Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers - Canaxis(CD, Album, RE) Spoon Records spoon CD 15 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
Spoon CD 15 Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers - Canaxis(CD, Album, RE) Spoon Records Spoon CD 15 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
STRESS0005133 Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers - Canaxis(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music STRESS0005133 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
REV 063 Holger Czukay Canaxis(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Revisited Rec. REV 063 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
PCD-22288 Technical Space Composer's Crew Canaxis 5(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22288 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
SRS 002 Technical Space Composer's Crew Canaxis 5(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Music Factory (21) SRS 002 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
STRESS0005133 Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers - Canaxis(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Stress Records (2) STRESS0005133 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
spoon CD 15 Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers - Canaxis(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Spoon Records (2) spoon CD 15 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
SPOON 015 Holger Czukay, Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay, Rolf Dammers - Canaxis(LP, Album, RE) Spoon Records SPOON 015 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
Spoon 015 Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers - Canaxis(LP, RE) Base Record Spoon 015 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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lyngskog

lyngskog

November 5, 2017
referencing Canaxis 5, LP, Album, SRS 002
What's the choir and orchestra sample at the very beginning? It sounds very ominous.
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

August 25, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Canaxis 5, LP, Album, SRS 002
Technical Space Composers Crew - Canaxis 5

Original LP version
A...1. HO MAI NIM (Vietnamese Boat Woman Song) 17'05" / 17'20 on label
B...2. SHOOK EYES AMMUNITION 23'57" / 24'30 on label
LP (Music Factory SRS 002) © 1969 «41'15"»

Spoon LP/CD reissue differences
1. BOAT-WOMAN-SONG 17'39" (is not longer, but is a slow tape about 1% slow, which fades, and misses the end)
2. CANAXIS 20'21" (omits 3 sections totalling 3½ minutes)
The master they used (a cassette?) is hissy with static snaps and crackle!
The Spoon CD also includes a 1960 recording of Holger's jazz band.

The Revisited CD, although it says it is remastered, is pretty much the same as the Spoon one, with a little of the tape hiss removed, but is of less sharp definition. CANAXIS also has the hiss tail-off missed and is 20'15". It includes 2 bonus tracks from 1999 of no relevance to the original release.

From the Can Book
In 1969, Czukay released the LP Canaxis 5 with Rolf Dammers. It comprised of some tapes of ethnic music collages mixed with Czukay's bass playing. Holger Czukay: "I met Rolf during my studies with Stockhausen, he was a musician as well as a great painter, a very sensible person. The whole concept came from both of us. In fact, when I listen to Canaxis today, I wonder if the original ethnic music is not better than what we did with it..."

Based on that, one could assume that in reality Canaxis 5 was actually more Rolf Dammer's project than Holger's, in that Rolf was an "accomplished sound engineer and technician" according to another source. Of course, Holger's final comment above is utter nonsense!