A CERTAIN RATIO SHARE EMPEROR MACHINE’S REWORK OF ‘CONSTANT CURVE’
BRAND NEW EP COMING ON 22 SEP
CATCH THE PIONEERING MANCHESTER BAND ON A UNIQUE TOUR CHARTING 45 YEARS OF ACR
A Certain Ratio have shared Emperor Machine’s reworking of ‘Constant Curve’, taken from their new 4-track EP set for release on limited edition 12” vinyl and digitally on 22 September 2023.
The new remix, by close friend and collaborator Andy Meecham – aka Emperor Machine – reworks ‘Constant Curve’, the 1982 album track he originally co-wrote and contributed keyboards and electronic percussion to. Meecham explains, “After the success of our previous collaboration Martin asked if I would record some synths for a new track, I loved it on first listen, so obviously I said yes. While working / writing some synths I thought this is a great track, but it’s too short – it needs a Pettibone-style extended Dub mix, a proper extended 12” version with Donald’s drums more upfront in the mix, dubbed out guitars and new vocal edit sections. I suggested this idea to the band and thankfully they gave me free rein”
Listen to the reworking here:
The EP follows their latest album 1982 (released in spring this year), and includes three newly commissioned remixes of tracks from the album – Emperor Machine’s reworking, Werkha mix of SAMO, and Manchester producer Jade Parker’s remix of ‘Waiting on a Train’ (feat. Ellen Beth Abdi & Chunky), alongside a brand-new track ‘Day by Day’, written and recorded with Ellen Beth Abdi – a seamless extension of 1982 to complete their playfully named 2023 EP. Elsewhere on the EP there’s.
2023 EP tracklisting
Day by Day
SAMO (Werkha Remix)
Contant Curve (feat. Ellen Beth Abdi) [Emperor Machine Extended Rework]
Waiting on a Train (feat. Ellen Beth Abdi & Chunky) [Jade Parker Remix]
A Certain Ratio recently announced a unique tour that celebrates 45 years of the band’s incredible career. The dates will see A Certain Ratio perform two separate sets each night: the first set will represent the early years of their career from their Factory releases and A&M. The band will then reconvene for a set representing ACR from the early to mid-‘90s to 2024 including unreleased forthcoming material.
These very special dates, across intimate venues in the UK and beyond, kick off with a sold out show London’s Moth Club on 10 November and finish at Band on the Wall in Manchester, the venue that hosted their 33 1/3 anniversary celebrations, also the site of The Musicians Collective where the band honed their craft at their earliest performances alongside artists such as Warsaw, The Fall, The Passage, Joy Division and many more – full details below.
A CERTAIN RATIO 45 DATES
10 November – London, Moth Club – SOLD OUT
11 November – Preston, The Ferret
12 November – Glasgow, Stereo
15 November – Gateshead, The Sage
16 November – Reading, Face Bar
18 November – York, The Crescent
25 November – Brugge (BE), Cactus
2 December – Liverpool, 24 Kitchen Street
10 December – Manchester, Band on the Wall
Ticket details here
A Certain Ratio will also be appearing at the following festivals:
A CERTAIN RATIO FESTIVAL DATES
19 August – Luna Festival, Coimbra, Portugal
26 August – Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire
27 August – Wrexfest, Wrexham
19 November – Shiiine On Weekender, Minehead
24 November – BBMix, Paris (FR)