Happy birthday, Jaki Liebezeit

There are two men who created the famous metronomic pulse, which earned the name “motorik”, that was the backbeat of Krautrock: Neu’s, Klaus Dinger, and Can’s, Jaki Liebezeit. Liebezeit was famously referred to as “half man, half machine” for his incessant and mechanically precise, yet soulful and intuitive drumming, which allowed Can to go into uncharted territories, while style having that essential rhythmic center. One of my favorite drummers.

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