SMET Studio Di Musica Elettronica Di Torino – Computer Music 1966-1972 LP



Die Schachtel, Italy 2024

Long-due first time reissue of “Musica Elettronica / Computer Music 1966-1972” by SMET Studio di Musica Elettronica di Torino. Augmented with three previously unreleased bonus tracks, this is early ’70s Italian electronic avant-garde music at its best. The SMET – Studio di Musica Elettronica was born in Turin in 1964, from an idea by Enore Zaffiri. In the beginning the Studio worked with rudimentary equipment, aiming to disseminate knowledge of this avant-garde musical sector through conferences and auditions and, at the same time , developing its own sound experiences. The approach to the new equipment followed a rigorous research method with a structuralist approach, in close relationship with visual operators orbiting around the “Studio di Informazione Estetica” (Aesthetic Information Studio).

Carefully remastered, this collection now features three previously unreleased extra tracks. Pressed on black vinyl in an edition of 210 copies, the album comes packaged in a deluxe cover with handmade silver foil printed on 450g paper, and also includes a 30x30cm double-sided insert with detailed notes and a SMET / Enore Zaffiri exhaustive chronology.