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  • Summary: The five-disc collection of music from the co-founding member of Can also includes a a 36-page booklet, a DVD of the 1988 TV movie Krieg Der Töne, and a 7” “VinylVideo” containing a single-take Cool In The Pool promo film.
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  1. Mar 29, 2018
    100
    Rewardingly, Cinema buries its snout deep into the trough to root out the goods.
  2. Magnet
    Apr 17, 2018
    95
    Cinema finds Czukay ins subtle freeform space-jazz jam mode without ever being tasteless or proggy. [No. 150, p.51]
  3. Mar 29, 2018
    90
    Cinema takes in Czukay’s solo and collaborative work outside of Can, the iconic avant-rock quintet he co-founded in 1968. Starting in the early 1960s and ending in 2014, the set lights a path through his sprawling, winding oeuvre and confirms Czukay’s status as one of the great weirdo geniuses of the 20th century.
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 8, 2018
    90
    Although his french horn resounds like a signature motif throughout his work, Czukay's genius was as a discreet creator of space, in which ideas, energies, colours and found sounds could flow freely. [May 2018, p.98]
  5. 80
    What emerges from Cinema is an image of a musician who remained resistant to such categorisations to the end: experimental, curious and explorative, Czukay clearly didn't want to master just one style of music. He preferred to have a go at them all. Even when the results are messy (some of the light-hearted late 80's material hasn't dated well), Cinema proves the wisdom of this open-eared approach.
  6. Apr 24, 2018
    80
    This a sensitively curated survey of Czukay’s many-splendoured oeuvre, and it makes a good case for Czukay as the OG granddaddy of modern German music.
  7. Q Magazine
    Apr 2, 2018
    80
    This first rate box-set shines a light on the bass magus's idiosyncratic solo output. [May 2018, p.117]

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