Walter Smetak


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This reissue reproduces the much sought after original 1974 edition, published by Phillips. It includes the catalog of instruments used, adds a brochure with new photos and presents the remastered audio. The liner notes were written by Caetano Veloso. An emblematic figure of the Brazilian avant-garde and a key part of the cultural climate that made the rise of tropicália possible, Walter Smetak was a Swiss musician and inventor of instruments who developed his career in Brazil.

"Smetak" (1974), his debut album, was produced by Caetano Veloso and Roberto Santana, and had the support of Gilberto Gil. It sums up a personal universe that combines Afro-Brazilian ritual traditions, theosophy, microtonal studies, collective improvisation and the use of unconventional musical instruments.


A1. Tijolinhos, Material De Construção "Audição Espontânea Do Silêncio, Violão Eólico 02:30
A2. Akwas 08:22
A3. Dos Mendigos 00:48
A4. Sarabanda Projeção Improvisada 07:02
A5. Dansom 01:38

B1. Mantram 07:37
B2. Iêéaóôu 00:43
B3. Música Dos Mendigos 05:41
B4. Indiferenciações 10:05
B5. Preludiando Com Joseba 02:02
B6. Uibitus E Beija-Flores Etc. "Poluiçãoquebratória" 02:44

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