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Irmin Schmidt, Bruno Spoerri

Toy Planet (LP)

Label: Celluloid Records

Format: LP

Genre: Electronic

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Exact repro of this 1981 collaboration between Can's Irmin Schmidt and Swiss jazz and electronics pioneer Bruno Spoerri.
A "mystifying" album, which came out initially on French label Celluloid in 1981.  Many synthesizers and fancy analog sampling and effects equipment went into producing this, countless untold hours of painstaking attention to detail and at times over 100 individual layers of sound went into producing the textures and atmosphere behind them.

In 1968 Schmidt founded the experimental krautrock band Can with Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit. Schmidt served as Can's keyboardist until the group's disbandment in 1979. He participated in both reunions of Can, in 1986 and 1991. Schmidt has scored more than 40 films and television programs, including Knife in the Head (1978) and Palermo Shooting (2008). He has recorded a few solo albums and written an opera, Gormenghast, based on Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast TrilogyGormenghast premiered at the Opernhaus Wuppertal in 1998. Excerpts from the work were released on Spoon Records in 1999.

Bruno Alexander Spoerri is a Swiss jazz and electronics musician. Born in Zurich, he played the saxophone as a student, and toured with the Modern Jazz Group Freiburg in Germany and Switzerland. He experimented with electrified saxophone and published the album Voice of Taurus in 1978.


Cat. number: CEL 6611LP
Year: 2015