*300 copies limited edition* The paths of Enrico Gabrielli and the various members of Junkfood have crossed several times in the past in a multiplicity of contexts and collaborations (Calibro 35, Incident on south street, UPM, etc.) but never had the two entities found themselves, so to speak, under the same roof. Fortunately, the opportunity becomes apparent thanks to the 2014 HalloBigallo Festival dedicated to the figure of Piero Umiliani, which invites both to perform with the prayer of including some reinterpretations in a personal key from the master's repertoire. The opportunity is too tempting and they decide to present three pieces together as a quintet. Unfortunately, at the last moment Enrico is hit by a personal problem and is forced to forfeit the concert, but the idea keeps buzzing in the heads of the five who decide to get together to record the material anyway. So in early 2015 they got together at Bruno Germano's Vacuum Studio (IOSONOUNCANE) in Bologna and recorded in one session the three tracks live on analog tape, to add a touch of philology to the whole operation. The result exceeds expectations, Umiliani's splendid music is twisted and filtered by the sensibility of the five, while retaining their unmistakable identity as always happens when it comes to great music. The enthusiasm is such that they decide to make it the first episode of a proper publishing initiative, the first episode of which is released in May 2015 on the band's Bandcamp. Thus was born "Italian Masters," a series of small monographs dedicated to the figures of some of the greatest Italian soundtrack composers. The initiative gets excellent feedback attracting a cross-section of audiences between that of the alternative scene where the five operate and that of fans of film music, as well as the interest of Cinedelic Records, a label specializing in vinyl editions of Italian soundtracks of yesteryear but also attentive to the more futuristic and modern drifts of that vast horizon, which asks the musicians to make an LP of them.
A year apart due to their respective hectic agendas, the five meet again at the Vacuum Studio to record the second and third episodes of the Italian Masters series, dedicated respectively to the figure of Armando Trovajoli, the unforgettable composer of the golden age of Italian cinema who passed away in 2013, and to Ennio Morricone.