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Chinese Restaurant

by Chrisma-Krisma

First punk music ever appeared on the earth.
Genre: Electronic: Down Tempo
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1. Thank You
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2. Black Silk Stocking
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3. Lola
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4. C.Rock
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5. What For
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6. Wanderlust
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7. Lycee
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8. Mandoya
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9. Thank YOU
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
1976: Maurizio and Christina form the duo CHRISMA (the monicker is no less than the contraction of their two names; in the following years the "Ch" will be replaced by the "K").
The two move from Milan to London and record "U" and "Amore" with the help of Nico Papathanassiou and his brother Vangelis.

1977/1978: the profitable collaboration with Nico and Vangelis continues.
What was happening in London also shake waters in the house Arcieri: the duo marries the punk cause adopting its look and records "Chinese Restaurant", whose mood, rather than follow Pistols & Co. path seems a lot similar to certain works of the Velvet Underground (to which they will be compared by the illustrious New Musical Express).
The 45 drawn by the full-length "Lola" enters the Top 10.
During the promotional Chinese Restaurant Tour Maurizio experiments the notorious "finger-job" (a finger is cut on stage with a razor).
National uproar and bold titles on the newspapers, that come to write of an hypothetical loss of the finger in matter.
The accident resolves in anticipated end of the tour.

1979: Maurizio and Christina record their second album, "Hibernation", which gets a good success also at international level. They are definitively established in London.
Other "scandal" because of the video drawn by the single "Aurora B." in which Christina and Maurizio simulate suicide and sexual actions in a subway station. The clip is one of the first ones of the Italian history.

1980: third album for the band (with Hans Zimmer - now Oscar winning composer - at synthetizers programming): "Cathode Mamma".
The single "Many Kisses" is a big summer hit and climbs the European charts. Krisma develop the first minisequencer: Krismino.

1981: the Arcieris leave Polygram for CGD and start to work in Holland at a new album that will be completed among an Alpine chalet and Milan.

1982: the experimental "Clandestine Anticipation" is released. Its sleeve artwork (by the late art designer Mario Convertino) will mark a real miliary stone. The album deals with water in all of its forms (liquid, frozen, at the state of vapor, fog, snow or rain) and is supported by a series of amazing videos filmed in tropical locations.

1982/1986: they sojourn in New York City. In the USA they will be authors of three videos for MTV; subsequently they begin to work for France 2. In Italy they often appear within different episodes of the program "Be Bop a Lula" hosted by Red Ronnie for Italia Uno.
They teach electronic music and satellite contents in Detroit's Cranbrook Academy of Art.

At cranbroock academy of arts

"Nothing To do With the Dog" (of which an international version exists: "Fido") and " Iceberg" are released.
"Nothing To do..." lyrics are by Krisma and Arto Lindsay.

1987/1990: their last work on vinyl, "Non ho denaro", is released. One of the hardest-to-find Krisma records, mostly sung in italian, "Non ho denaro" contains gems like "Messaggiami" and "Jungle Lover".

1991/1999: their first records are remastered. They continue the productions for Italian state broadcasting company Rai Tre (Blob, Sat Sat) and take care of the special effects for Nitrato d'Argento a movie by Marco Ferreri.
Maurizio and Christina also design several video-art installations and are consultants for Benetton's Centro Ricerca Comunicazione.
Since July 22, 1998, satellite television KrismaTV reaches, through Skyplex, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabic Countries.

1999/2000: KrismaTV is now broadcasted from Eutelsat.
In June 2000 finally opens www.krismatv.net and Maurizio comes back with the solo project Re/BIRTH..

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PAWEL LACHOWICZ

Chinese Restaurant
"Lola" and "Licee" very nice and very popular songs/project in Poland (1980-85) Polish Radio III - TROJKA
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