Tim Schmidt ...

... has toured extensively across Europe and released 6 solo albums for indie-labels in Canada, Germany and Sweden. In 2017, the now Berlin-based musician and art critic, announces he is also working an new album. In June 2017 he starts releasing songs and video works under the name Temporary Release, as well as releasing music and video collages on Vacation für Alle. 

... The songs themselves are mantra-like solo-instrumentals colliding with old-time guitars. The are human earthquakes and the smell of sawed off wood; Both intricate and naive acts that had been created through a stream of consciousness-technique. They are pumporgan-fueled webs of cinematic tales told by Tim Schmidt´s soft and gruffy crooner voice. His twangy baritone do-whops are accompanied by sweet old fingerpicked melodies, that rolling and tumbling with his voice in a way so that the clash of the two creates a third instrument together.

... When his organic folk music first emerged, it was through his utterly intimate folk recordings and his extensive touring through Europe. A succession of time - and Schmidt´s constant moving from and to European citys - has led the Swede also to words, tapes, sounds of streets, video works and art critique, old-tvs and backyards. 

... The Singer seems to be connecting his experiences from the upbringing in the Swedish forest with the ones he collected and lost in the European metropolises' he has been living in since, without apart order or rule. 


Tim Schmidt´s five (official) albums Permanent Vacation: Archives 2007-2014 (Berlin 2014, TINAR), TINAR ( Berlin 2013, Berlin), Dog (Copenhagen, 2012, Just like Records), Yaya River (Leipzig/Montreal, 2011, Thanks for The Postcard), Slower Things (Leipzig, 2010, Analogsoul) are available on all major digital services. 

In 2017 and 2018 Schmidt releases a series of video and sound collages (video works / music videos) on a collection named Vacation für AlleJust as with Temporary Release (Berlin, 2017-2018) new songs and videos are being added to the collection on a regular basis and also taken down. 

Temporary Release (Berlin, 2017-2018). In an irrregular and temporary manner, since June 2017, previously unreleased recordings floats up to the surface briefly. Them (at the present) 10 songs are streamable and downloadable for an unspecified amount of time, thereof the name and the manner Temporary release is released, it has been up and running since June 2017.


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