23 Sep 2017
A Certain Ratio's Discographus Lepidoptera 
A Certain Ratio's Discographus Lepidoptera

A Certain Ratio have collaborated with designer Ian Jackman Read (The Charlatans) on the Discographus Lepidoptera, a limited edition poster which visually encapsulates the ACR discography as a beautiful butterfly collectors' artwork reports the Manchester Evening News. All the albums from The Graveyard and The Ballroom to Mind Made Up are present and correct.

The Discographus Lepidoptera is priced at 45.00 GBP and is presented in a special limited edition of only 100 signed copies.

A Certain Ratio will hold a special signing launch event at Magma on Oldham Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter on Saturday 4 November 2017 from 18:00. Any remaining prints will then go on sale online from 20:00 the same evening.

The is also a postcard set with each one representing a single album from the collection. This is priced 12.00 GBP.

A Certain Ratio's Discographus Lepidoptera

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"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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