Irmin Schmidt’s retrospective box set out next month

Photo: Steve Gullick

Photo: Steve Gullick

Brace yourself for Electro Violet, a retrospective 12 CD box set from avant-garde composer and one of Can’s founding members Irmin Schmidt. Due out on November 20th via Mute / Spoon Records, Electro Violet compiles Schmidt’s solo work from 1981 to today. It includes his film soundtrack work and theatre compositions, his Gormenghast opera, collaborations with Kumo (Jono Podmore) and Duncan Fallowell and his first solo album, Toy Planet from 1981, as well as other solo albums.

Take a listen to the previously unreleased track ‘Why Not’ featuring Markus Stockhausen on trumpet. Schmidt composed it for the soundtrack of Stephan Wagner’s 2012 film Lösegeld.

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