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Mancunian electronic music pioneers 808 State are return with "Transmission Suite", their first new album since 2002. Recorded in the former nerve centre of the Granada broadcasting empire in Manchester’s City Centre, some of its tracks are haunted by their home city’s industrial past – and, for that matter, the influence of classic Detroit techno - but the whole thing stays true to the band’s career-long focus on what comes next. 'We’re trying to make a future for other people to immerse themselves in,' says Graham Massey. 'That’s always been a big part of 808 State: these kind of landscapes of futurism.'

Sonically, long term fans are definitely not gonna be disappointed as the firm gaze forward across a wide range of futuro-stylings. The aforementioned Detroitian tech rears its beastly head, while UK-centric bass hybrids and unfathomably hi-tech glitch styles (a la AFX, Boards, Seefeel etc) are explored and showcased by the band in exquisite yet comprehendible form. They not lost any of their impetus, crucial.


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says: Having proven to be one of the most enduring and forward thinking acts of the last 30 years, 808 state show us exactly why on the blistering 'Transmission Suite'. A perfect mix of old-world electronics and timbres and crisp, modern production techniques make this one of their most direct and propulsive outings yet. Unmissable.

808 State

Gorgeous

    808 State are an English electronic music group, formed in 1987 in Manchester, taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine. 808 State’s style has been labelled as techno and house, and the band are regarded as pioneers of the acid house sound.

    Martin Price was the owner of a record store, Eastern Bloc, and was also the founder of the independent record label, Creed. Customers Graham Massey and Gerald Simpson joined Price to form a hip hop group called Hit Squad Manchester. Soon after, the band shifted to acid house, using the name 808 State for the first time.

    Gorgeous is their fourth studio album. The album has some new wave influences; sampling Joy Division’s track “She’s Lost Control” in “Contrique”, Ian McCulloch as guest vocalist on “Moses” and “10 X 10” a gospel-house track built on the foundation of The Jam’s “Start!”.
    You will also find a reworking of UB40’s “One in Ten”. Furthermore the album features guest vocalists Barrington Stuart, Rachel McFarlane and Caroline Seaman.

    The Music On Vinyl expanded edition is now available as a limited edition of 750 copies on Purple Vinyl. 

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    2xColoured LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
    GATEFOLD SLEEVE
    INCLUDES INSERT WITH TEXT WRITTEN BY IAN PEEL
    PRINTED INNERSLEEVES
    EXPANDED EDITION INCLUDES “CONTRIQUE”,
    “10 X 10” PLUS 7 BONUS TRACKS
    FIRST PRESSING OF 750 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED
    COPIES ON PURPLE VINYL


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