Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici - GMM Suite LP
Mannequin Records is elated to present for the first time on vinyl the reissue of Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici's first video soundtrack, originally released in 1984 as an audiotape in less than one hundred copies. Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici (literally Mundane Mechanical Youth) or GMM was one of the most unclassifiable audiovisual experiences to emerge from Italy in the '80s. Maurizio Dami a.k.a. Alexander Robotnick, a pivotal member of GMM, was responsible for the group's music output.
Founded in 1984 by Antonio Glessi and Andrea Zingoni in Florence, GMM was an art collective whose production represents the quintessential expression of postmodern transmedia hybridity. GMM pioneered the genre of computer comics, created video installations, developed "multiple identity" performances, and was involved in fashion, media, and music productions, and later on produced cyberdelic environments, artificial reality projects, and proto-memes.
Alexander Robotnick's first contribution to GMM was this soundtrack for the group's eponymous first video, the animated version of a computer comics they coincidentally published on legendary Frigidaire magazine. Restored by Dami and reissued here for the first time by Mannequin Records, the composition was also split into two "suites" and released as an audiotape distributed by Materiali Sonori, also responsible for other releases by both Robotnick and GMM.