A Certain Ratio - ACR:EPR (Limited Edition Storm Grey Vinyl) - A Certain Ratio

A Certain Ratio - ACR:EPR (Limited Edition Storm Grey Vinyl)


Side A

  1. $ouls in The City Part 2 & 1
  2. Night People

Side B

  1. Big Boy Pants
  2. Downtime Vibes

Mute is delighted to announce the release of A Certain Ratio’s ACR:EPR, out August 13th on limited edition Storm Grey vinyl and digital formats.

This release completes A Certain Ratio’s 2021 trilogy of EPs and was recorded with the internal brief of “anything goes...” The result is an incredibly groovy set of electronic infused jazz funk tracks in classic ACR style. It follows the band’s highly acclaimed album ACR Loco which Brooklyn Vegan described as “ a blend of funk, electro, indie guitar post-punk, acid house, rave-on Madchester and more...a serious party album.”

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 Storm Grey pressing is limited to 2,000 copies worldwide and includes extensive sleeve notes and a high definition audio download code.