29 Jan 2015
B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 

B-Movie - Lust & Sound in West-Berlin (1979-1989) - Official Trailer from scenes from on Vimeo.


The documentary film 'B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin' featuring Mark Reeder who also made the soundtrack for is finished and is being shown five time at the Berlinale film festival.

Komakino by Joy Division is included on the film soundtrack. Reeder also made a 5.1 surround mix of it as well as for all the other songs in the film, including Neubauten, Malaria!, Die Unbekanten and Anne Clark.

Mark says "as we only had the original stereo tracks to go on, it took us ages to do, having to filter, slice and then reconstruct everything back together to sound like the original, but in 5.1."

Labels: , , , , ,

FAC 51 The Hacienda Postcard Box Set 
FAC 51 The Hacienda Postcard Box Set

A box set of 24 full colour A6 size postcard images of local artist Nick Hardy's stunning 1:50 scale reconstruction model of FAC 51 The Hacienda.

The set features quotes from the people who owned it, designed it, ran it, DJ'd in it, worked in it and went to it as customers over the 15 years the club was open.

It's available to buy now from musicglue.com priced 20.00 GBP.

Meanwhile, Nick's original model will be on display at Manchester Central Library until May 2015.

Labels: , , , , , ,

19 Jan 2015
Hacienda Easter 2015 @ Sankeys, Manchester 
Hacienda Easter 2015 @ Sankeys, Manchester

Hacienda Easter Saturday 2015 @ Sankeys
Saturday 4 April 2013
10:30pm to 5am

Sankeys
Radium St
Manchester M4 6JG

Tickets 10.00 GBP (Earlybird) / 12.00 GBP (First Release) / 15.00 GBP (Second Release) available now via Skiddle.

Line Up: Todd Terry, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering, Tom Wainwright, 808 State DJ Set feat MC Tunes, K Klass plus more

More info via www.sankeys.info / www.fac51theHacienda.com

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

18 Jan 2015
A Certain Ratio live @ Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh 
A Certain Ratio will play the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Saturday 21 February.

Tickets priced 15.00 GBP plus booking fee are on sale now via Ticketweb, Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland.

This is an over-18 only gig and the doors are at 7.30pm.

Labels: ,

Section 25 + Jez Kerr live @ Borderline 
Section 25 + Jez Kerr live @ Borderline, London Saturday 11 April 2015

Section 25 and their Very Special Guest Jez Kerr (A Certain Ratio) play a one-off London date at the Borderline on Saturday 11 April 2015. Doors are at 7pm.

Tickets priced 15.00 GBP plus booking fee are available now via Stargreen and WeGotTickets.

Labels: , ,



- - - -
Blogger Archives
- - - -


Peter Saville colour wheel
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)

The Durutti Column