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A Certain Ratio

The Graveyard And The Ballroom



    TRACK LISTING

    Do The Du
    Faceless
    Crippled Child
    Choir
    Flight
    I Fail
    Strain
    All Night Party
    Oceans
    Choir
    The Fox
    Suspect
    Flight
    Genotype-Phenotype

    A Certain Ratio

    Loco Remezclada

      Following their latest trifecta of EP releases, A Certain Ratio return with the remix album Loco Remezclada. The remix album takes all 10 tracks from 2020’s ACR Loco + ‘Down & Dirty’ from EPA and puts them in the hands of a sensational selection of producers and artists including Lou Hayter, LoneLady, Lounge Society, The Orielles, Maps, Sink Ya Teeth, Skream, Doctor Pieter, Chris Massey, Colleen Cosmo, Number and Muddy Feet. 

      TRACK LISTING

      Double Vinyl Tracklisting
      Down & Dirty (Mr Dan Remix)
      Friends Around Us (Lou Hayter Remix)
      Bouncy Bouncy (Chop & Drop Lonelady Mix)
      Yo Yo Gimix (The Orielles Remix)
      Supafreak (Massey Mix)
      Always In Love (Skream Remix)
      Family (Finger Tip Mix Suite)
      Get A Grip (Maps Remix)
      Berlin (Cosmodelica Remix)
      What’s Wrong (SYT DMT Remix)
      Taxi Guy (Number Rework)

      Triple Vinyl Tracklisting
      Down & Dirty (Mr Dan Remix)
      Friends Around Us (Lou Hayter Remix)
      Bouncy Bouncy (Chop & Drop Lonelady Mix)
      Yo Yo Gimix (The Orielles Remix)
      Supafreak (Massey Mix)
      Always In Love (Skream Remix)
      Family (Finger Tip Mix Suite)
      Get A Grip (Maps Remix)
      Berlin (Cosmodelica Remix)
      What’s Wrong (SYT DMT Remix)
      Taxi Guy (Number Rework)
      Always In Love (Muddy Feet Remix)
      Friends Around Us (The Lounge Society Remix)

      CD Tracklisting
      Down & Dirty (Mr Dan Remix)
      Friends Around Us (Lou Hayter Remix)
      Bouncy Bouncy (Chop & Drop Lonelady Mix)
      Yo Yo Gimix (The Orielles Remix)
      Supafreak (Massey Mix)
      Always In Love (Skream Remix)
      Family (Finger Tip Mix Suite)
      Get A Grip (Maps Remix)
      Berlin (Cosmodelica Remix)
      What’s Wrong (SYT DMT Remix)
      Taxi Guy (Number Rework)
      Always In Love (Muddy Feet Remix)
      Friends Around Us (The Lounge Society Remix)

      A Certain Ratio

      ACR:EPR - Signed Edition

        ALL COPIES SIGNED BY THE BAND.

        ACR:EPR is the last of a trilogy of EPs by A Certain Ratio.

        Recorded with the internal brief of anything goes, ACR complete their trilogy of Eps with these four tracks, the mesmerising $ouls In The City is made up of Part 2 and Part 1, in that order, followed by the insanely catchy Night People, Big Boy Pants which was named after Joe Biden when he won the US election as it was mixed on the same day and the final track Downtime Vibes, which is a hypnotic piece of repetitive rhythms built up around a set of chimes that Jez found in the back of his car.

        TRACK LISTING

        $ouls In The City Part 2 & 1
        Night People
        Big Boy Pants
        Downtime Vibes

        A Certain Ratio

        ACR:EPC

          ACR:EPC is the second of a trilogy of EPs by A Certain Ratio.

          EPC is dedicated to Andrew Weatherall.

          All four tracks on ACR:EPC are collaborations. Emperor Machine is a collaboration with Andy Meecham, also known as Emperor Machine, YOYOGRIP is a collaboration with Maria Uzor from Sink Ya Teeth and Jacknife Lee and Music Control is a collaboration with Chris Massey who remixed Dirty Boy in 2019. The track Guv’nor is inspired by longtime ACR friend Andrew Weatherall and is a collaboration in spirit.

          TRACK LISTING

          Emperor Machine (ACR Vs The Emperor Machine)
          The Guv’nor
          YOYOGRIP (Long) Featuring Maria Uzor And Jacknife Lee
          Musik Kontrol (ACR Vs Massey)

          A Certain Ratio

          ACR:EPA - Signed Edition

            ALL COPIES SIGNED BY THE BAND.

            ACR:EPA is the first of a trilogy of EPs by A Certain Ratio.

            EPA is dedicated to Denise Johnson and features the band’s final recordings with Denise, where they used up their final days recording time with a day jamming in the studio with no fixed agenda, the result is something very special.

            This EP will be followed later in the year by ACR:EPC and ACR:EPR
            And comes after the band’s highly acclaimed album ACR Loco and ahead of a nationwide tour.

            Limited edition of 2000 worldwide pressed on Valentine Red vinyl


            TRACK LISTING

            A1 Wonderland (Jam 6)
            A2 Keep It Together (Jam 5)

            B1 Down And Dirty (Jam 2)
            B2 Feel No Fear (Jam 1)

            A Certain Ratio

            I’d Like To See You Again - ACR Loco Edition

              A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘I’d Like To See You Again’ is album number four and ACR pushed their sounds into new directions again. This is a more jazz-infused album that continues to receive critical acclaim today after the initial confused reaction, just like all the real classic albums that were misunderstood originally.

              TRACK LISTING

              Touch
              Saturn
              Hot Knights
              I’d Like To See You Again
              Show Case
              Sesamo Apriti – Corco Vada
              Axis
              Guess Who

              A Certain Ratio

              Sextet - ACR Loco Edition

                A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘Sextet’ is the band’s third album and a firm fan favourite with Tilly on vocals. Includes the haunting ‘Lucinda’.

                TRACK LISTING

                Lucinda
                Crystal
                Gum
                Knife Slits Water
                Skipscada
                Day One
                Rub Down
                Rialto
                Below The Canal

                A Certain Ratio

                To Each - ACR Loco Edition

                  A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘To Each’ was the band’s second release, a double album that pushed them in a new direction creatively. Includes the classic and live favourites ‘The Fox’ and ‘Winter Hill’.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Felch
                  My Spirit
                  Forced Laugh
                  Choir
                  Back To The Start
                  The Fox
                  Loss
                  Oceans
                  Winter Hill

                  A Certain Ratio

                  Berlin

                    ‘Berlin’ is the second single to be taken from the new A Certain Ratio album ‘ACR Loco’, a remarkable piece of work that is steeped in 40 years of ACR DNA.

                    Includes the original version of ‘Dirty Boy’.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Berlin
                    Dirty Boy (Original)

                    Back with their first new album in 12 years, a confident and revitalised ACR jumped back into the studio following their most successful tour in over 20 years. 

                    ACR Loco feels like an accumulation of ACR's DNA from point zero in 1977 through to 2020 and sounds like a band who have effortlessly perfected their craft. An album to dance to, cry to, fall in love to and most importantly, to party to. 

                    ACR Loco by the core ACR members Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson, are joined by long term partners Tony Quigley, Denise Johnson and Matt Steele, plus special guests Sink Ya Teeth’s Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford, Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey and Manchester luminaries Mike Joyce and Eric Random.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1 Friends Around Us
                    2 Bouncy Bouncy 
                    3 Yo Yo Gi
                    4 Supafreak
                    5 Always In Love
                    6 Family
                    7 Get A Grip
                    8 Berlin
                    9 What’s Wrong
                    10 Taxi Guy

                    A Certain Ratio

                    Friends Around Us (Part 1 And 2) (Love Record Stores Edition)

                      Love Record Stores Edition available from 9am on Saturday June 20th.
                      Limited to one per person.


                      First new track in 12 years. White vinyl.

                      THE PICCADILLY RECORDS REISSUE/COLLECTION OF THE YEAR 2018.

                      A Certain Ratio were born of the Manchester punk/post punk explosion of the late 70s, but while they took on the bleak aggression of the former and the spiky experimentation of the latter, they were rooted in another tradition. By the time their second single, the incredible opium funk dream of "Flight" was released in 1980 on Factory Records, it was obvious that the apparently unlikely union of brooding post punk with dub and funk rhythms was a marriage made in heaven - If heaven is the right word.

                      "Set" follows their current set list (hence the title), pulling material from across their incredibly diverse career. It's perhaps only fitting that two thirds of the collection dates from 1979-1986, while they were signed to Factory, when they arguably produced their finest and most inventive material. If "Shack Up" added a mutant snarl to the Banbarra classic and "Flight" was eerie and sublime, "Knife Slits Water" was a signpost for their future direction, moving away from the paranoia and angst of their earlier sound and introducing a lighter and more loose limbed samba, jazz dance and tropical funk groove. The brighter feel was further cemented by "Wild Party", a moody boogie blend incorporating street soul and electro which perfectly conjured it's title, and the P-funk genius of "Mickey Way” which went on, appropriately enough, to become a Hacienda favourite.

                      The move to A & M brought another diversion, into acid house euphoria, represented here by "Good Together"; this, and the silky, emotive pop of "Won't Stop Loving You", here remixed by Bernard Sumner, were both enhanced by the gorgeous vocal talents of Denise Johnson. There is new material here too, in the shape of "Dirty Boy" featuring Barry Adamson; but, even leaving aside the astonishing span and prolific nature of their output, what is truly amazing is that through all the extraordinary range of their sound they have always maintained a distinct and coherent identity. That takes real talent.


                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: An essential package featuring some of the greatest ACR tunes to be committed to tape, with definitive 12" versions sitting brilliantly alongside a couple tracks exclusive to this release. An essential for any fan, and sure to make a few new fans as well!

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Do The Du (Casse) (1979)
                      Wild Party - 12” Version (1985)
                      Flight - 12” Version (1980)
                      And Then Again - 12” Version (1980)
                      Forced Laugh (1981)
                      Wonder Y (1992)
                      Mickey Way (12” Version, 1986)
                      27 Forever - 7” Version (1991)
                      Won’t Stop Loving You - Bernard Sumner Mix (1990)
                      Good Together - 12” Version (1990)
                      Be What You Wanna Be - 12” Version (1990)
                      Shack Up - 7” Version (1980)
                      The Fox - US 12” Version (1980)
                      Knife Slits Water - 7” Version (1982)
                      Si Firmir O Grido (1986)
                      Dirty Boy Extended - Featuring Barry Adamson (2018)
                      Make It Happen (2018)

                      A Certain Ratio

                      Change The Station

                        This is the latest instalment in an ongoing collaboration with Mute and follows the release of The Graveyard And The Ballroom, To Each, Force, acr:mcr, I’d Like To See You Again, Up In Downsville and the long out of print album Good Together.
                        Change The Station (1986) – An abstract album that sees A Certain Ratio bring the funk to laid back ambience in a way that only they could. The party is still there and it’s more hypnotic than ever.



                        TRACK LISTING

                        1 Listen To The Sound
                        2 Some Day
                        3 You're On Your Own
                        4 Waiting For You
                        5 Yeah Boy
                        6 Sister Brother
                        7 Desire
                        8 Samba 123
                        9 Pole
                        10 Do Du Beep
                        11 Golden Balls
                        12 Funk Off
                        13 Groove (E)

                        A Certain Ratio

                        Sextet

                          Self-produced at Revolution Studio, Sextet saw the original Ratio quintet of Donald Johnson, Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop, Simon Topping and Peter Terrell joined by co-vocalist Martha ‘Tili’ Tilson. Written and recorded following a transformative sojourn in New York in late 1980, the album reflects Latin, samba and even jazz influences (eg Skipscada; Day One), while still retaining Ratio’s signature brittle funk textures, heard in full effect on Lucinda, Gum and trancelike floor filler Knife Slits Water. .

                          “It all came together for us on Sextet really,” confirms bassist (and latterly vocalist) Jez Kerr. “We were all working together - more involved in the recording, and what went down onto tape. It's definitely got something that the other albums haven’t.” 

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1 Lucinda
                          2 Crystal
                          3 Gum
                          4 Knife Slits Water
                          5 Skipscada
                          6 Day One
                          7 Rub Down
                          8 Rialto
                          9 Below The Canal

                          A Certain Ratio

                          Mind Made Up

                            Produced by Ratio in Manchester between 2006 and 2009, "Mind Made Up" marks a stunning return to hard-edged funky form. 'The songs are timeless and true to ACR's roots,' says Donald Johnson. 'The emphasis was placed on keeping it simple in the studio. Trickery was kept to a minimum and we never took more than three takes on any track.' Adds Martin Moscrop: 'Most songs we jammed in rehearsal one week and recorded the next, so that they were rough round the edges. And the lyrics are some of the best Jez has ever produced. You'll also hear old ACR influences throughout the album. "Teri" was actually the first song ACR ever wrote, but it has never been recorded or released until now.' 

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1 I Feel Light
                            2 Down, Down, Down
                            3 Everything Is Good
                            4 Way To Escape
                            5 Rialto 06
                            6 Mind Made Up
                            7 Teri
                            8 Bird To The Ground
                            9 Starlight
                            10 Which Is Reality
                            11 Skunk
                            12 Very Busy Man

                            Springing forth from the punk era of the late 70s, A Certain Ratio carved their own niche by marrying the gloom and gristle of the Manchester's Factory era with a whole load of groove. Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as ‘punk funk’ thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. 

                            Alive and well and on A&M after the Factory split, A Certain Ratio were in euphoric and emotive form for 1989’s Good Together. Bursting with the boundless positivity of the acid house era, the LP sees ACR divert their usual funk into the baggy sound of the time, exploiting conventional song structures to convey themes of togetherness and hope. Soulful, smooth and packed with proper anthems, including the saucy eyed serenade ‘The Big E’ and the wriggling acid pop of the title track, ‘Good Together’ remains the ACR of choice for ageing ravers everywhere.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1 Your Blue Eyes
                            2 Your Little World
                            3 The Big E
                            4 God's Own Girl
                            5 Love Is The Way
                            6 Backs To The Wall
                            7 River's Edge
                            8 Every Pleasure
                            9 Coldest Days
                            10 Good Together
                            11 Repercussions
                            12 2000 A√:

                            Springing forth from the punk era of the late 70s, A Certain Ratio carved their own niche by marrying the gloom and gristle of the Manchester's Factory era with a whole load of groove. Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as ‘punk funk’ thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. 

                            If Good Together saw A Certain Ratio translating the acid house ethos through conventional song, Up In Downsville was a sweat drenched return to the heart of the dance floor. Released on Rob Gretton’s plainly named imprint, the LP shuffles through melodic house, slick acid jazz and brooding electro-funk, pulling together the disparate strands of Manchester’s clubland into one infectious whole. The groove is king throughout but never hits harder than on LP closer Up In Downsville Pt.2, a flute led masterpiece of Mancunian funk which forms a wonderful contrast to enduring Balearic classic ‘Salvador’s (Fish)’, the album’s finest moment.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            LP Tracklisting
                            1 Manik
                            2 Turn Me On
                            3 Mello
                            4 Wonder Y
                            5 Up In Downsville Part 1
                            6 27 Forever
                            7 Tekno 4 An Answer
                            8 Salvador's Fish
                            9 Up In Downsville Part 2

                            CD Tracklisting
                            1 Manik
                            2 Turn Me On
                            3 Mello
                            4 Wonder Y
                            5 Up In Downsville Part 1
                            6 27 Forever
                            7 Tekno 4 An Answer
                            8 Salvador's Fish
                            9 Up In Downsville Part 2
                            10 27 Forever (Jon Dasilva Remix)
                            11 Mello (M People Remix)

                            A Certain Ratio

                            ACR:MCR

                              As part of the ongoing collaboration with Mute Recordings Several of their albums will be released, including the long out of print albums 'acr:mcr' and 'Good Together.'A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in. Formed in 1978, the band had various members throughout their career, and a core line-up of Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson.

                              Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. They have gone on to influence generations of musicians - from LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory Floor and Andrew Weatherall. 


                              TRACK LISTING

                              1 Spirit Dance
                              2 Won't Stop Loving You
                              3 BTTW 90
                              4 Be What You Wanna Be
                              5 Good Together
                              6 Funky Heaven
                              7 Tribeca
                              8 Repercussions Live

                              A Certain Ratio

                              I'd Like To See You Again

                                Following the new wave classic Sextet, this Manchester/New York post-punk funk unit's third album, I'd Like to See You Again, points toward a more minimal, stripped-down funk sound. This was apparently influenced heavily by the New York club scene of the early '80s, in which A Certain Ratio immersed themselves following their formation in Manchester. The departure of vocalist Martha Tilson left the band working in a more rhythmic instrumental approach, eschewing the pop forms of Sextet and focusing on a harder electro-funk sound. While this revealed the influence of time spent in club culture and marked a radical departure from the melancholy Manchester sound of their previous albums, the band kept their melodic passages intact, which created a tension between bright and dark moods that was the striking characteristic of their best work. The fact that this album fared well on the dancefloor some 20 years after its release may indicate that A Certain Ratio was ahead of their time. Their influence could be heard cropping up in strains of the Brit-pop, techno, post-rock, and house of the late '90s. Hence, I'd Like to See You Again is an album that deserves a revisit. Essential listening for fans of the Factory sound that spawned the British club sound exemplified by New Order and the New York wave of minimal funk groups, like Liquid Liquid and ESG.. 

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1 Touch
                                2 Saturn
                                3 Hot Knights
                                4 I'd Like To See You Again
                                5 Show Case
                                6 Sesamo Apriti - Corco Vada
                                7 Axis
                                8 Guess Who

                                A Certain Ratio

                                Force

                                  Re-release of the fifth album by iconic post-punk funk outfit A Certain Ratio, originally released by Factory Records in November 1986 and described by drummer Donald Johnson as "the Mike Tyson of funk".

                                  Force marked a return to form for Ratio, mixing the robust funk grooves of lead single Mickey Way with more downtempo tracks, as well as Si Firmi O Grido, the percussive tour de force that still provides a reliable climax to live performances. In addition to pin-sharp rhythm and groove the album also displayed a certain pop sensibility, courtesy of guest vocalist Corinne Drewery of Swing Out Sister. The album was also one of the first to utilise the brand new Akai S900 sampler.


                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1 Only Together
                                  2 Bootsy
                                  3 Fever 103
                                  4 Naked And White
                                  5 Mickey Way
                                  6 And Then She Smiles
                                  7 Take Me Down
                                  8 Anthem
                                  9 Inside
                                  10 Nostromo A Go Go
                                  11 Si Firmir O Grido

                                  A Certain Ratio

                                  To Each

                                  This first album was originally only released on cassette and was compiled from a collection of early four-track recordings and a set of live tracks recorded when the band was opening for the Talking Heads. The sound is good for lo-fi recordings, and the band is, for all of their musical amateurishness, precise and controlled. Those seeking an idiosyncratic, interesting art-funk band can do no wrong with this release.

                                  “A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in,” reads the press notes. “ACR always do what I don’t expect, who wouldn’t want to work with artists like that?” Mute Records boss Daniel Miller adds. Though various members have come and gone, a core line-up of Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson has always remained.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1 Felch
                                  2 My Spirit
                                  3 Forced Laugh
                                  4 Choir
                                  5 Back To The Start
                                  6 The Fox
                                  7 Loss
                                  8 Oceans
                                  9 Winter Hill 


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