The composer and keyboarder Irmin Schmidt, who lives in southern France, is one of the most influential musical personalities Germany has produced in the twentieth century. First and foremost, his name is associated with the Cologne band CAN, but he has also created numerous solo albums, soundtracks and even an opera. One year before his eightieth birthday, a box entitled "Electro Violet" with the retrospective of his complete works appeared. With a not insignificant limitation.
eclipsed: Irmin, why this retrospective now?
Irmin Schmidt: A lot has accumulated over the years. One day you just want to see all his work. Much of it was no longer on the market. Instead of dripping the CDs one by one, all are now available at once. Later you can certainly also buy them individually, but a complete edition is also a pleasant thing for everyone.
eclipsed: But it's not all your work. An important part is missing.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.