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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. And despite turning 70, heâ€™s still pushing at the seams and pulling at the threads of music.
Holger Czukay enjoys his status as a homunculus in the machinery of pop music. â€œI did an interview with German MTV and at the end I asked the director of the station if they had a chief editor. He said, â€›No.â€™ I said, â€›Take me. I can make your station very successful. Donâ€™t play anything that I like and youâ€™ll become very successful.â€™â€