29 January 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."

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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.

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19 January 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

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18 January 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.

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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.

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25 December 2014
A Very Cerysmatic Christmas 2014 
A Very Cerysmatic Christmas 2014

Happy Holidays Y'all!

With thanks to Tim Sinclair for getting into the festive spirit.

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09 December 2014
A Certain Ratio live @ Manchester Academy 2 
A Certain Ratio live @ Manchester Academy 2

A Certain Ratio play the Manchester Academy 2 with Gramme and Dirty North this coming Saturday 13 December 2014.

Tickets priced 17.50 GBP are available via manchesteracademy.net.

More info at the Facebook Event.

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07 December 2014
The Invisible Girls [FBN 65 CD] 
The Invisible Girls [FBN 65 CD]

Factory Benelux presents The Invisible Girls (FBN 65 CD), a collection of rare and unreleased recordings by legendary new wave production duo Martin Hannett and Steve Hopkins (aka The Invisible Girls), most of them never before heard. It's out 2 February 2015 on CD and digital download.

Martin 'Zero' Hannett is the legendary Manchester producer famous for his work with Joy Division, Buzzcocks, New Order, Magazine and Happy Mondays. Steve Hopkins was his musical partner in The Invisible Girls, the floating studio collective that shaped epochal records by John Cooper Clarke, Pauline Murray, Nico and several others.

The first five tracks on the album are a selection of previously unreleased 'Moods' recorded at the famous Strawberry Studios between 1980 and 1987. "These were the beginnings of Martin’s Invisible Girls world domination plan," Hopkins explains. "The idea was to assemble a roster of key instrumental players, produce tracks to be fronted by different singers/stars - and get some hits!"

Other tracks include rare solo tracks by Hannett, collaborations with Section 25, Pauline Murray, Nico and Crispy Ambulance, as well as the complete soundtrack to All Sorts of Heroes, a short animated film from 1976 scored by Hannett and Hopkins.

The 74 minute album features detailed liner notes by Steve Hopkins and others, plus archive TIG images.

Tracklisting

1. Scandinavian Wastes
2. Huddersfield Wastes
3. Toy of a Toy
4. Time Is Slipping
5. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
6. Procession
7. Concorde Drone
8. Collective Project
9. First Aspect of the Same Thing
10. The Music Room
11. Second Aspect of the Same Thing
12. Space Music
13. Three Short Pieces for Trio
14. All Sorts of Heroes

More info and how to buy at factorybenelux.com.

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