Friday, July 22, 2011

Chinese Restaurant

Chrisma were and Italian duo made up of Christina and her husband Maurizio (hence the name "Chrisma.") Their demo work caught the attention of a guy named Vangelis and his brother Nico who signed on to produce Chinese Restaurant, the group's stunning debut from 1977. You may have heard "Black Silk Stocking" or "Lola" from this album, they were the closest Chrisma ever came to any kind of hits. While that particular cut may be a memorably spicy dish, the whole deal is a delicious poo poo platter of darkaic proto synth pop. Essential if you go for that sort of thing.

5 comments:

Grk! said...

I like their second album a lot, but have yet to hear this. Thanks.

ido said...

Sounds pretty tasty. I'll try some.

m said...

this is incredible. thanks again!

MeltedRubberSoul said...

Anything but poo-poo. This is awesome. Its odd how a lot of 80s synth music, for all its more advanced tech, sounded chintzier than a lot of the 70s stuff. Black Silk Stockings hummed with the predatory energy of an android black widow seeking her prey-catch, rape, kill, on to the next. I've never heard of this before, thank you for putting it up.

bsack said...

it took me a while to listen to this from start to finish, but i'm glad i did! seriously, deeply strange in the best, most smile inducing way. thanks for putting it up there, sir!