An introduction: "Did turn out many songs in frenetic years of home recordings"


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An introduction: "Tim Schmidt did turn out many songs over frenetic years of home recordings"



(...) after leaving a small town at the age of 6, the schmidt child grew up in a forest in the south of Sweden, Scandinavia. Now folk songs in English, instrumentals and even a few Swedish tunes sung in his mother tongue will be found in the archives.

He, some kinda monster but member of the world, Tim Schmidt did turn out many songs in frenetic years of home recordings, where Schmidt does the whole production, playing all the instruments etc of which started leaking out on MySpace in 2006 and 2007. Songs picked up for underground radio, music journalists started landing on compilation CDs, Schmidt won an indie music prize and started touring Europe.

In January 2010 he released first of two albums on indie labels in Leipzig. Schmidt performed some 250+ shows with original material in Europe until 2004-2014. The artist, moved a lot in these years and ended uo to live in places in London, Copenhagen, Leipzig, Hamburg and Berlin. in the 00's he studied music and in the 10's art history. in recent years his oeuvre has come to include video collages. And yes, also Tim Schmidt's music has landed in 2020 and is to be found in the digital world. 




the author of this text

February 2020





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