A selection from the opera was released on Spoon/Mute records in 2000 (Spoon 44). October 2000 saw the release of the 2nd Kumo album 1+1=1 on Spoon Records (Spoon 46). In 2001, after extensive touring including the Sonar festival, the London Jazz Festival and the Can Solo Projects tour, the first Irmin Schmidt and Kumo album: Masters of Confusion (Spoon 45) was released worldwide. Later the same year they created the sound installation Flies, Guys and Choirs for the Barbican Centre as part of the Elektronik festival. The installation is now available as a sonic experience for public spaces. The duo continue to perform and give workshops together across Europe and at festivals such as Montreux Jazz, Sonar, Triptych etc.
They also work on film and TV music together including award winning German TV series and dramas. In 2002 Jono also worked on new projects in Germany, Switzerland and the U.K (with B.J Cole and Jaki Liebezeit amongst others) and a the track EP Kumo and Friends (e-tones 009) was released on Electric Tones Records in early 2003. A successful collaboration with BJ Cole was released on the album Trouble in Paradise and, after further live appearances together, work began on a 2nd Irmin Schmidt and Kumo album. As this work continued, the duo also made remixes (incl. P.I.L); performed live and gave workshops in Germany and Portugal; and, produced the album dot i/o for Japanese artist Mito Ichikawa released on P-Vine records, December 2006. The 2nd Irmin Schmidt and Kumo album - Axolotl Eyes was released in Spring 2008 on Spoon/Mute/Warners and is set for release in Japan on P-Vine Autumn 2008. The 7 track album will come with a bonus DVD containing the complete sound installation Flies, Guys and Choirs in 5.1, accompanied by a 2 hour film by Jono and Sandra Podmore with Kate Shipp. The DVD was screened at the Sonar festival, Barcelona and Les Chants Mechaniques festival in Lille. A new four track Kumo ep entitled Metapolis has recently become available on iTunes and further releases are planned. http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=260130422&id=260130418&s=143444 Jono lives in London with his wife Sandra and daughter Lara. More info and downloads available here: www.psychomat.com and here: www.myspace.com/kumosolo Read more on Last.fm.
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