We Can and We Must
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We Can and We Must


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The best kept secret in music


"By David Dacks, December 2004"

You see a pile of gear on the cover. The first track starts with a soul-jazz sample, so you think it's going to sound a certain way, but after a brief intro, another beat starts sliding in and you think it's going to build up its linear momentum like a juggernaut in the way that big beat works. A minute later, beats start getting added and subtracted, multiplied and divided, mashing up the rhythm. Going further out, illbient keyboard drones start to smother the beats, garnished with more bits of chopped up rhythm. Now you realise you’re on a journey to the heart of pure improv with samples. We Can And We Must certainly has rhythm, but not in the singular. "Dance Party with Cosmic Cow" begins with the same idea, except it morphs from a kick drum dominated garage groove into live samples of electric bass punctuated by keyboard riffs. The Logan's Run-inspired "Question — Do I Get My Four Years Back?" is hilarious retro-futurism re-futurised for the here and now. The closer, "The Trouble with Zdanov," cuts up orchestral samples with a narrative from Zdanov's denouncing of Shostakovich. Shostakovich’s defence is an allegory for the whole album: is a composer great because he follows his own instincts or because his music pleases the people? Definitely some instincts have been followed here. - Exclaim!

"Five Star Rating on Podspider!"

Our podcast, We Can and We Must Live! Recieved a five star rating on the Podspider portal. check out our podcast at http://wcawm.libsynh.com

- Podspider.com


We Can and We Must: Self Titled EP

Man Alive: DVD

We Can and We Must Live!: Our semi-monthly podcast features un-released studio tracks, live perrformances, and radio dramas featuring the adventures of the prophet and the guide.
http://wcawm.libsyn.com/rss (feed)
http://wcawm.libsyn.com (blog)

4 Years Featured on the upcoming Front40 Press Compilation


Feeling a bit camera shy


"I have heard all of the history of music in your performance.", so said promoter S£AWEK JANICKI of Mozg club in Bydgosczc Poland. This show, occurring just one week after Fred Frith graced this popular club's stage with a performance, was just one highlight of our recent self organized and promoted tour of Poland and Central Europe. We found the dark smoky basements of ancient castles and cellars that made up most of the clubs at which we played were a perfectly intimate setting for our performance. We Can and We Must's brand of electronic improvisation is best heard when the room can be filled with sound and the audience is taken on a journey led by the collaborative sonic sculpting of the Prophet and the Guide. Though found samples dominate the sonic material used by We Can and We Must, they are only the portals through which the audience is led. The interactive audio visual instrument that they play allows them to bring the electronic medium out of the box and into the room in an expressive, human form. Their sono-visual landscapes have entranced audiences in Chicago as well as select cities in the United States and Central Europe. We Can and We Must will soon be releasing their first full length LP Man Alive which will follow up their self titled EP and the Man Alive DVD. They are also currently organizing their first US tour spreading their electrified sonic message in person to the many dedicated fans that have already become avid listeners of their podcast, "We Can and We Must Live!"