A Certain Ratio- ACR:EPA Red LP
A2 Keep it Together
B1 Down and Dirty
B2 Feel No Fear
Mute are delighted to announce the release of A Certain Ratio’s ACR:EPA, out May 7th on limited edition Valentine Red vinyl and digital formats.
ACR:EPA is the first in a trilogy of EPs by A Certain Ratio. EPA is dedicated to close collaborator Denise Johnson and features the band’s final recordings with her. With their remaining recording time from the ACR Loco sessions, the band spent a day jamming in the studio with no fixed agenda. The result is something very special.
This EP will be followed by ACR:EPC and ACR:EPR and comes after the band’s highly acclaimed album ACR Loco and ahead of a nationwide tour.
A Certain Ratio was one of the first groups to sign to the legendary Factory Records in Manchester. Whilst many people credit New Order and The Happy Mondays as the groups who brought dance music into the sound of Manchester, it is in fact A Certain Ratio who were there in the beginning. Formed in 1978, the initial line-up comprised Simon Topping (vocals), Martin Moscrop (guitar and trumpet), Peter Terrell (tape loops) and Jeremy Kerr (bass). Their debut seven-inch “All Night Party” was Factory Records’ fifth release. Soon after this Donald Johnson joined on drums.
This Valentine Red pressing is limited to 2,000 copies worldwide and includes extensive sleeve notes and a high definition audio download code.