Irmin Schmidt

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German keyboardist and composer born on May 29, 1937 in Berlin. Founding member of Can, about whom he co-authored the book All Gates Open - The Story Of Can (2018).
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Albums

SPOON 003, Spoon 003 Filmmusik — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik (Album) Spoon Records, Spoon Records SPOON 003, Spoon 003 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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CEL 6611 Toy Planet — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Toy Planet (Album) Spoon Records CEL 6611 France 1981 Sell This Version
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Spoon 013 Filmmusik Vol.2 — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik Vol.2 (Album) Spoon Records, Spoon Records Spoon 013 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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SPOON 018/19 Filmmusik Vol. 3 & 4 — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik Vol. 3 & 4(2xLP) Spoon Records SPOON 018/19 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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6.25687 AP, 6.25687, 6.25 687 Rote Erde - Originalmusik Zur Fernsehserie — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Rote Erde - Originalmusik Zur Fernsehserie(LP, Album) TELDEC, TELDEC, TELDEC 6.25687 AP, 6.25687, 6.25 687 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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242 010-1 Musk At Dusk — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Musk At Dusk (Album) WEA 242 010-1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
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259 919-222 Filmmusik Vol. 5 — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik Vol. 5 (Album) Virgin 259 919-222 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
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9031-72220-1 Impossible Holidays — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Impossible Holidays (Album) The Fine Line, Mute 9031-72220-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
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SPOON 44 Gormenghast — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Gormenghast (Album) Spoon Records, Mute, Edel Contraire SPOON 44 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
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SPOONCD45 Masters Of Confusion — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt & Kumo Irmin Schmidt & Kumo - Masters Of Confusion (Album) Spoon Records SPOONCD45 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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CDSPOON48 Axolotl Eyes — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt & Kumo Irmin Schmidt & Kumo - Axolotl Eyes (Album) Spoon Records, Mute CDSPOON48 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
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none Palermo Shooting (Original Film Score) — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Palermo Shooting (Original Film Score)(13xFile, MP3) Mute none UK, Europe & US 2008
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cdhw 108 Kamasutra - Vollendung Der Liebe — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt & Inner Space Production* Irmin Schmidt & Inner Space Production* - Kamasutra - Vollendung Der Liebe (Album) Crippled Dick Hot Wax! cdhw 108 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
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CDSPOON61 5 Klavierstücke — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt 5 Klavierstücke (Album) Spoon Records CDSPOON61 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
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TRCP-261 Nocturne (Live At The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Nocturne (Live At The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) (Album) Spoon Records TRCP-261 Japan 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

M 25 128, M 25128 Kamasutra — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Kamasutra(7") Metronome, Metronome M 25 128, M 25128 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
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6.13 970, 6.13970 AC Rote Erde (Titelmelodie) — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Rote Erde (Titelmelodie) (Single) Teldec, Teldec 6.13 970, 6.13970 AC Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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1984 You Make Me...Nervous — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt You Make Me...Nervous(12") Spoon Records 1984 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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248 579-0, 248 579-0 D Roll On, Euphrates — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Roll On, Euphrates (Single) WEA, WEA 248 579-0, 248 579-0 D Europe 1986 Sell This Version
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none Villa Wunderbar — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Villa Wunderbar(7", Promo, W/Lbl) WEA none Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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112 281, 112 281-100 Zu Nah Dran — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt & Renan Demirkan Irmin Schmidt & Renan Demirkan - Zu Nah Dran(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin 112 281, 112 281-100 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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PRO 615 Le Weekend — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Le Weekend(CD, Maxi, Promo, Car) WEA Musik GmbH PRO 615 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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Compilations

spoon CD 32/33/34 Anthology - Soundtracks 1978-1993 — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Anthology - Soundtracks 1978-1993 (Comp) Spoon Records spoon CD 32/33/34 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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SPOON CD 37/38, 9072-2 Impossible Holidays + Musk At Dusk — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Impossible Holidays + Musk At Dusk (Comp) Spoon Records SPOON CD 37/38, 9072-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
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CDSPOON52/53 Filmmusik Anthology Volume 4 & 5 — Irmin Schmidt Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik Anthology Volume 4 & 5(2xCD, Comp) Spoon Records CDSPOON52/53 UK 2009 Sell This Version

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ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

June 29, 2013
A long-standing bastion of Can, as keyboard player and occasional multi-instrumentalist, Irmin's solo career started with a series of soundtrack commissions documented on two FILMMUSIK LP's, which combined fiery Can style instrumental rock music, as well as unusual counterpoints between synthesizers and saxophone, folky diversions, and also venturing into unusual classical spiced realms. Collaborator, Swiss multi-instrumentalist Bruno Spoerri, involved in some of this soundtrack work, also worked with Irmin on the highly influential electronic space-music and ethnic disco concoction TOY PLANET.
The original LP's Irmin Schmidt - Filmmusik and Irmin Schmidt - Filmmusik Vol.2 are both essential Krautrock classics, tons better than anything he came up with later, yet they've been out of print for decades and never properly reissued on CD at all (as of 29/6/2013 that is) which is a real shame.

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