A Certain Ratio - Up In Downsville [2LP] (Light Blue Colored Vinyl, 45 - UrbanVinylStore

A Certain Ratio - Up In Downsville [2LP] (Light Blue Colored Vinyl, 45 RPM, limited)

Mute are delighted to announce the reissue of Up In Downsville, the 1992 album from A Certain Ratio.

If 1989's Good Together saw A Certain Ratio translating the acid house ethos through conventional song, Up In Downsville was a sweat drenched return to the heart of the dance floor. Originally released on Rob Gretton's plainly named imprint Rob's Records, the album shuffles through melodic house, slick acid jazz and brooding electro-funk, pulling together the disparate strands of Manchester's clubland into one infectious whole. The groove is king throughout but never hits harder than on album closer Up In Downsville Pt. 2, a flute led masterpiece of Mancunian funk which forms a wonderful contrast to enduring Balearic classic Salvador's (Fish), the album's finest moment.

1. Manik
2. Turn Me On
3. Mello
4. Wonder Y
5. Up In Downsville, Pt. 1
6. 27 Forever
7. Tekno 4 An Answer
8. Salvador's Fish
9. Up In Downsville, Pt. 2

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