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Sextet (2018 REISSUE)

Mute



CD

Released: 27th Jul 2018

£11.99


Limited Orange LP + download

Released: 27th Jul 2018

£21.99


heralded by many as a deeply underrated member of their discography, the punk-funk pioneers’ 1982 record is a confident statement by a band that had truly found its voice.

Formed in 1978, the band had various members throughout their career, and a core line-up of Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. They have gone on to influence generations of musicians - from LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory Floor and Andrew Weatherall. The Guardian’s Dave Simpson paid tribute to the band, once described as “James Brown on acid” in a recent Cult Heroes piece: “Once you start listening to A Certain Ratio, it’s difficult to stop”.

Sextet (2018 REISSUE)

Tracklist

  1. Lucinda
  2. Crystal
  3. Gum
  4. Knife Slits Water
  5. Skipscada
  6. Day One
  7. Rub Down
  8. Rialto
  9. Below the Canal