posted by August 8 at 9:56 AMon
To celebrate the 8, Manchester’s Acid House kings, 808 State, have announced the remaster/reissue treatment in deluxe 2CD format.
The date of this press release is no coincidence! On 8.08.08, ZTT announces four deluxe reissues from one of the UK’s most important electronic outfits - 808 State - celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary, the 20th anniversary of acid house, and the 25th anniversary of ZTT itself. (Release date for all four is 06.10.2008)
The four albums getting reissued are: 808:90, EX:EL, Gorgeous and Don Solaris. Gorgeous is probably my favorite 808 State album but EX:EL has been imprinted on my brain permanently. Cubik, In Yer Face, Olympic, Spanish Heart, Oops…they all feel like nursery rhymes or ancient scrolls. Perhaps I just mean classic.
In honor of this day and the start of the Olympics, 808 State - Olympic