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Co-founder of krautrock band Can, Holger Czukay (79) died

Co-founder of krautrock band Can, Holger Czukay (79) died

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Holger Czukay, co-founder of the German avant-garderockgroep Can, is Tuesday, died at the age of 79.

Czukay was found dead in the Inner Space Studio, where Can music recorded. The musician would also attend, reports Rolling Stone Tuesday.

Construction workers in the area worked had him for a while not seen. One of the neighbors has him in his apartment. It is not yet known what the precise cause of death.

The musician was the bassist in the group, which in 1968 was established. The band caused a sensation in the seventies with a mix of jazz, rock and avant-garde influences, and had a major influence on artists from the new wave, techno and trancewereld.

In 1979 started Czukay a solo career, in which he also experimented with sound effects and muzieksamples. He has worked with many other artists, including The Eurythmics and Brian Eno.

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