Irmin Schmidt

Irmin Schmidt

Founding member of Can. Born on May 29, 1937 in Berlin.
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Irmin Schmidt Discography


CEL 6603, SPOON 003 Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik (Album) Spoon Records, Spoon Records CEL 6603, SPOON 003 France 1980 Sell This Version
CEL 6611 Irmin Schmidt Toy Planet (Album) Spoon Records CEL 6611 France 1981 Sell This Version
Spoon 013 Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik Vol.2 (Album) Spoon Records, Spoon Records Spoon 013 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
SPOON 018/19 Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik Vol. 3 & 4(2xLP) Spoon Records SPOON 018/19 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
6.25687 AP, 6.25687, 6.25 687 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
242 010-1 Irmin Schmidt Musk At Dusk (Album) WEA 242 010-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
259 919-222 Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik Vol. 5 (Album) Virgin 259 919-222 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
9031-72220-1 Irmin Schmidt Impossible Holidays (Album) The Fine Line, Mute Records Ltd. 9031-72220-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
SPOON 44 Irmin Schmidt Gormenghast(CD, Album) Spoon Records, Mute, Edel Contraire SPOON 44 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
SPOON CD 045 Irmin Schmidt & Kumo Irmin Schmidt & Kumo - Masters Of Confusion (Album) Spoon Records SPOON CD 045 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CDSPOON48 Irmin Schmidt & Kumo Irmin Schmidt & Kumo - Axolotl Eyes (Album) Spoon Records, Mute CDSPOON48 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
none Irmin Schmidt Palermo Shooting (Original Film Score)(File, MP3) Mute Records Ltd. none UK, Europe & US 2008
cdhw 108 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

Singles & EPs

6.13 970, 6.13970 AC Irmin Schmidt Rote Erde (Titelmelodie)(7", Single) Teldec, Teldec 6.13 970, 6.13970 AC Germany 1983 Sell This Version
66.20 272-01 Irmin Schmidt You Make Me...Nervous(12") Spoon Records 66.20 272-01 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
248 579-0 D Irmin Schmidt Roll On, Euphrates (Single) WEA 248 579-0 D Germany 1986 Sell This Version
none Irmin Schmidt Villa Wunderbar(7", Promo, W/Lbl) WEA none Germany 1987 Sell This Version
112 281, 112 281-100 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
PRO 615 Irmin Schmidt Le Weekend(CD, Maxi, Promo, Car) WEA Musik GmbH PRO 615 Germany 1991 Sell This Version


SPOON CD 032/33/34 Irmin Schmidt Anthology - Soundtracks 1978-1993 (Comp) Spoon Records SPOON CD 032/33/34 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SPOON CD 37/38 Irmin Schmidt Impossible Holidays + Musk At Dusk (Comp) Spoon Records SPOON CD 37/38 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
CDSPOON52/53 Irmin Schmidt Filmmusik Anthology Volume 4 & 5(2xCD, Comp) Spoon Records CDSPOON52/53 UK 2009 Sell This Version
CDSPOON57/58 Irmin Schmidt Villa Wunderbar(2xCD, Comp) Spoon Records CDSPOON57/58 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
IRMINBX1 Irmin Schmidt Electro Violet(Box, Comp, Ltd + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE) Spoon Records IRMINBX1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version


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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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