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Mute and Spoon are pleased to 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 on clear vinyl, limited to 1000 copies worldwide and will include 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’.
After an extensive classical education as pianist, conductor and composer, Irmin Schmidt – who studied under Stockhausen and Ligeti - established Can in the late 60s 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 - from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled ‘Sing Swan Song’) and Radiohead - as well as 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 Planet (1981), Musk At Dusk (1987), Impossible Holidays (1991)), an opera (Gormenghast (2000) based on the Mervyn Peak trilogy), several releases with English composer Kumo (Masters Of Confusion (2001), Axolotl Eyes (2008), Flies, Guys & Choirs (2008) and Cyclopean EP (2013)), a ballet (La Fermosa by Youri Vàmos) and over 100 film scores (Snowland, 2005 dir Hans W. Geissendörfer, Palermo Shooting, 2008, dir Wim Wenders), amongst others). Schmidt's sound-trips combine what normally competes and conflicts: rock, pop, jazz, classic, electronic, ambient, drum 'n’ bass, waltz, eastern... He is a musical alchemist.
Limited 4 x Clear Vinyl Extensive sleeve notes Wide spine sleeve Includes high definition audio download Limited edition of 1000 worldwide
A1 Dreambite A2 Le Weekend A3 Rapido De Noir A4 Love B1 Villa Wunderbar B2 Time The Dreamkiller B3 Fledermenschen C1 Burning Straw in Sky C2 Kick On The Floods D1 Fuchsia's Song - Rainbow Party D2 Ensemble: Joy D3 Klavierstuck V E1 Flavia Theme E2 Quattrocanti (Dream Theme IV) E3 Fresco & Finale (Flavia Theme III & IV) E4 Zicke Zick E5 Schneeland E6 Dangerous F1 Rote Erde (Titel Musik) F2 Es Geht Ein Schnitter F3 Bohemian Step F4 Roll On Euphrates G1 Solo G2 Aller Tage Abend Walzer G3 Morning In Berlin G4 Geisterlied H1 Verdi Prati Valse H2 Messer im Kopf H3 Lied vom Verschwinden H4 Alice (artist Can, Remix by Irmin Schmidt) H5 Last Night Sleep (artist Can, Remix by Irmin Schmidt)