Irmin Schmidt ‘Villa Wunderbar’ 4xLP
Pre-order. Due 22nd November.
Irmin Schmidt announces three rare live solo dates. The first of these dates, 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’.
Coinciding with the dates, Mute announce the vinyl release of ‘Villa Wunderbar’, compiling the work of Can founder Irmin Schmidt’s solo and soundtrack work.
The four-piece vinyl box set, previously only available on CD, is released on clear vinyl and includes two Can remixes plus a collection of soundtrack pieces personally compiled by long- term collaborator Wim Wenders.
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’.
Includes digital download code.
Catalogue number: SPOON57/58