LIMITED EDITION SMOKY MARBLE VINYL
Release Date: 31st March 2023
"A Certain Ratio’s greatest strength has always been their unpredictability. They’ve always moved with gleeful disregard for the boundaries of style and genre, their eye fixed firmly on constant progression. It’s an ethos that’s open-minded over all else, and that’s seen them take everything from experimental electronica to vintage funk, filtered through their own Mancunian lens. Their latest studio album, ‘1982’, is no different in its unpredictable multidimensional nature. It shoots off in every direction, whether via searing Afrobeat, mind melting jazz breakdowns or moody electronic experiments all with pop hooks and irresistible dance rhythms. It might be called ‘1982’ but it’s no nostalgia trip, fearlessly facing up to the future and running at it with full speed. The album follows ‘ACR Loco’ and ‘EP:ACR’ in what is turning out to be the band’s most creative period, unmistakably ACR and unmistakably like nothing else."