11 Nov 2009
Beyond The Realm of the Senses 
Öst, the new E.P. by Ike Yard is out today on iTunes.

The digital release features 2 new cuts, written in Tokyo and NYC, plus 2 chilly North European remixes. All of which represents the first new Ike Yard release since 1982.

And, according to Stuart Argabright, it's hot!!!


1. Oshima Cassette
2. Oshima Cassette (Wäldchengarten Rmx)
3. Citiesglit
4. Citiesglit (Hinsidan Rmx)

Download link for UK users: iTunes UK

The vinyl version is still in production and we will revert when we have more news.

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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