At the time of its release, in early 1978 "Chinese Restaurant" showed a certain impact. It was recorded between London and Milano, during the second half of 1977. The results were not really punk rock, but "post punk" or even some sort of "proto post punk" would be adequate. It is something more in the direction of bands such as Ultravox!, Stranglers and Suicide rather than Sex Pistols and Ramones, due to the use of electronic keyboards, obsessive rhythms, tense harmonies, and scratching vocals emerging from generally dark sound textures. "Chinese Restaurant" was definitely ahead of its time, especially in terms of Italian rock. Chrisma had their own authentic glory and the minimum we can do is to celebrate it with a beautiful "sacred vinyl" reissue.