Technology as a medium, noise as art, music as a means for connecting cultures and as multi-cultural performance. With his artistically uncommon approach, Holger Czukay without doubt ranks among the most innovative, most imaginative and most experimental German musicians of our time. Whether it be with cult icons Can, as a solo artist or as a contributor to numerous projects, he has driven the development of popular music over the past forty years unlike any other German musician. He once stated his working philosophy by saying ìI love the machines, but they must never gain the upper hand. When machines start to dominate the composer, then music will dieî.
After his acrimonious split from Can, Czukay swore he'd never play live again. But the sounds of jungle, techno and trip hop rekindled his interest in the club scene, so when Dr. Walker (of Air Liquide) invited him to join him onstage during an underground party in Cologne, Germany, he was ready. This impromptu duo performance led to a number of more formal engagements, three of which are partially documented on these two discs recorded during their US tour in 1997. Including previously unreleased recordings from a concert in Chicago (1997) as bonus tracks.