10/16/2019

Irmin Schmidt (CAN) Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Release Of "Villa Wunderbar"; European Dates Announced

IRMIN SCHMIDT (CAN)

ANNOUNCES LMITED EDITION VINYL RELEASE OF
VILLA WUNDERBAR

OUT NOVEMBER 22

RARE EUROPEAN LIVE SOLO DATES ANNOUNCED
Credit: Lucia Margarita Bauer (hi-res)
Irmin SchmidtMute and Spoon are pleased to announce the vinyl release of Villa Wunderbarcompiling the work of Can founder Irmin Schmidt’s solo and soundtrack work. The four-piece vinyl box set, previously only available on CD, will be released on November 22 on clear vinyl, limited to 1000 copies worldwide. It will include two Can remixes plus a collection of soundtrack pieces personally compiled by long-term collaborator Wim Wenders.

Listen to a selection of tracks from Villa Wunderbar here. Pre-order the limited edition clear vinyl here.

The first two albums in the Villa Wunderbar box set are a compilation of Irmin Schmidt’s extensive work as a solo artist over the past 30 years, whilst the second two – selected and presented by the filmmaker Wim Wenders – are an insight into Schmidt's vast work as a composer for film and television for which Wenders has written extensive sleeve notes.

The compilation includes tracks such as “Villa Wunderbar,” “Kick On The Floods” and “Bohemian Step,” alongside remixes by Schmidt of two Can tracks – “Alice” and “Last Night Sleep” – and is updated to include Schmidt’s latest work, “Klavierstück V.”

Additionally, Schmidt has announced three rare live solo dates for this coming winter. The first of these dates, on November 21 at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, will see Schmidt perform the worldwide premiere of two unheard compositions and the UK premiere of “Klavierstück II,” from his latest release 5 Klavierstücke (Mute, 2018). See Schmidt’s touring itinerary below.

After an extensive classical education as pianist, conductor and composer, Irmin Schmidt – who studied under Stockhausen and Ligeti – established Can in the late 60s by combining classic new music with rock and jazz. The band’s powerful influence has never diminished and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance including Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled “Sing Swan Song”) and Radiohead as well as creators across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.

After Can disbanded in the late 70s, Irmin Schmidt returned to his work as a solo artist and the result is a vast oeuvre which includes a series of solo albums (Toy PlanetMusk At DuskImpossible Holidays), an opera (Gormenghast, based on the Mervyn Peak trilogy), several releases with English composer Kumo (Masters Of ConfusionAxolotl EyesFlies, Guys & Choirs; and the Cyclopean EP), a ballet (La Fermosa by Youri Vàmos) and over 100 film scores (Snowland, 2005 directed by Hans W. Geissendörfer, Palermo Shooting, 2008, directed by Wim Wenders, amongst others).

IRMIN SCHIMDT LIVE
November 21 – Huddersfield, England – Contemporary Music Festival 
December 11 – Nantes, France – Reuzé La Soufflerie
January 25 – Glasgow, Scotland – Celtic Connections Festival
 

Villa Wunderbar Tracklisting
1. Dreambite
2. Le Weekend
3. Rapido De Noir
4. Love
5. Villa Wunderbar
6. Time The Dreamkiller
7. Fledermenschen
8. Burning Straw in Sky
9. Kick On The Floods
10. Fuchsia's Song - Rainbow Party
11. Ensemble Joy
12. Klavierstück V
13. Flavia Theme
14. Quattrocanti (Dream Theme IV)
15. Fresco & Finale (Flavia Theme III & IV)
16. Zicke Zick
17. Schneeland
18. Dangerous
19. Rote Erde (Titel Musik)
20. Es Geht Ein Schnitter
21. Bohemian Step
22. Roll On Euphrates
23. Solo
24. Aller Tage Abend Walzer
25. Morning In Berlin
26. Geisterlied
27. Verdi Prati Valse
28. Messer im Kopf
29. Lied vom Verschwinden
30. Can - Alice (Irmin Schmidt Remix)
31. Can - Last Night Sleep (Irmin Schmidt Remix)

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