It’s no accident that the rhythm-centric music of the German band Can is still considered cutting-edge decades after they first came to prominence. As a new book makes clear, much of their iconoclasm originated with their fascinating drummer. The late, great drummer Jaki Liebezeit (his last name translates into “Love Time”) is best known for his revolutionary playing in the sui generis German band Can. His signature beats from that era combined power, finesse, and repetition and suggest rhythmic paths that still sound fresh fifty years later. While the music that Can created between 1968 and 1976 remains essential, little was known about Jaki Liebezeit’s musical and rhythmic theory beyond the recorded evidence on the band’s classic albums. Cue Jono Podmore’s new anthology of writings and essays about Liebezei