Matita Emostatica is the reissue of a sought-after compilation connecting the most underrated outsider artists of the Milan scene, in the early eighties. The amazing artwork is the creation of influential designer and photographer Roberto Masotti, a very well-known figure in the avantgarde and jazz realm (he made astonishing portraits for the likes of Anthony Braxton, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Carla Bley, etc.) The compilation was produced in 1981 by Al Aprile and released by Materiali Sonori. Among the ten artists, you can find future journalists, unstoppable record collectors, renowned photographers, and influential underground persona… just scroll down the album and read the names of Monofonic Orchestra, Angelo Vaggi, Baker Street Band, Al Aprile, Roberto Masotti, and many others. The result was quite unbelievable, ranging from small cosmic opus to avantgarde symphonies and asymmetrical ethno-world jams. In the end Matita Emostatica was quite in line with the efforts coming from the rest of Europe and the other side of the ocean, so to speak the compilation wouldn’t be out of place in the Ralph Records or Crammed Discs catalog. A postcard from a country that is no more. Also features The Electric Art, Alphaville, Le Jour Prochain, Rocky Schiavone & The Gangsters, OFF-SET, and The Stumblers.