Suzuki, Damo

Improvisation, Krautrock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic (Germany)

Damo Suzuki is a Japanese musician who is living in Germany since the early seventies.

He is particularly well known for his time with the legendary German Krautrock band The Can, where he was the singer from 1970 to 1973 and worked on the masterpieces "Tago Mago", "Ege Bamyasi" & "Future Days". He also worked on the Can albums "Soundtracks" and "Unlimited Edition".

From 1973 to 1982 he was busy with other things, but he returned to music in 1983, and currently leads the Damo Suzuki's Network. Over the years he has released more than ten albums with the Network. Some of them are collaborations with different bands and artists like The Elysian Quartet or Château Laut. He was also briefly the lead singer of Yellow Sunshine Explosion, whose albums can also be found here on Aumega Project.

In 1985, the English band The Fall honored Damo with their song "I am Damo Suzuki", whose title was later used again for his book, which Damo wrote together with Paul Woods.

An US-Tour with the Network & Michael Karoli, in 1998, which got enormously good feedback, resulted in the great German TV documentary "Over the Air", which was broadcasted in 1999 for the first time.

Since around 1997 Damo started his never ending Worldtour and performs live improvisational music with various local musicians, the so-called "Sound Carriers". He has released quite a few studio & live albums over the years, featuring the various Sound Carriers and fellow artists, such as Dunkelziffer, Cul De Sac, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Øresund Space Collective, Absent Sound, Makoto Kawabata, 1-A Düsseldorf or Mugstar.

He has played live all over the world, but he has a very special relationship with the English audience, where he performs particularly frequently.

Damo was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014, this year (2022), the long-awaited documentary "Energy - A Documentary About Damo Suzuki"by Michelle Heighway, will finally be shown in cinemas. The documentary explores Damo's battle with cancer. A personal portrait of the life and times of a nomad, poet and enigmatic singer on his very inspiring journey.

The best way to find out about his current activities is to visit his homepage, there you can find out about current releases and upcoming concert dates.

Damo sadly passed away on February 9th, 2024.

All Aumega Releases

Live at Radio Zagreb (Network)

Live at ElementSircus 2007 (with Sound Carriers - Absent Sound)