Irmin Schmidt  

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"In actuality, the most inventive way to use a synthesizer is to misuse it. That's what we've done. That's what a lot of techno musicians do now. The French call it deconstruction." --Irmin Schmidt quoted in Modulations: A History of Electronic Music

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Irmin Schmidt (born May 29, 1937) is a keyboard player probably best known as a founding member of Can.

Schmidt has recorded a few solo albums, and directed a recent opera based on Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast . His wife Hildegard Schmidt has been responsible for the group's management and record label Spoon Records since the 1970s.



  • Filmmusik (1980)
  • Filmmusik, Vol. 2 (1982)
  • Filmmusik, Vols. 3 & 4 (1983)
  • Rote Erde [soundtrack] (1983)
  • Toy Planet (1990) with Bruno Spoerri
  • Impossible Holidays (1996)
  • Musk At Dusk: Impossible Holidays (1996)
  • Gormenghast (2000)
  • Masters of Confusion [live] (2001) with Kumo

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