22 Dec 2012
A Factory Redevelopment 
Welcome to the new Cerysmatic Factory, the culmination of a 2-year design and programming project to expand and improve the site.

The Forum is suspended due to technical reasons (mainly because reprogramming it for the new site while the old site was live was a step too far).

My thanks to Iain Ashworth for technogeekery, Steven Hankinson for original design inspiration and Mark Holt for confirming that it's ok to design occasionally using Excel.

A more detailed rundown of the enhancements and changes will follow on the Updates channel on the News page.



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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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