808 State launch new video for “The Ludwig Question”

Acid-house pioneers 808 State release the video for “The Ludwig Question” ahead of new album Transmission Suite, a record that remains true to the forward-thinking ethos of this remarkable band. 

The Ludwig Question is an athletic future bass cut that pulses and gyrates with an intense mechanical energy that blends perfectly with the choreography and dance by the New York City PNDT (Patricia Noworol Dance Theater). 

‘The new video has been made by our long-term visual collaborator Michael England. A high-octane thermal hyper-mash through the streets of N.Y.C. Using traditional hand painted frame by frame animation and analogue audio video synthesis to blur the lines between choreography and pure urban abstraction’ – states Graham Massey

The band is excited to announce two special Graham Massey 808 State “Transmission Suite” Live dates in Germany – at Berlin’s Ipse on 15th November and at Uebel & Gerahrlich, Hamburg on 16th November. 808 State will also appear at Robot Festival in Bologna, Italy on 25th October and Barcelona’s Razzmatazz on 23rd November.

808 State are back with a new 15-track album, Transmission Suite. Its tracks reflect the rich backstory of electronic music, but with 808 State being 808 State, they also deliver an innovative and forward-thinking vision. Put simply, Transmission Suite – their seventh album – effortlessly evokes the past, present and future.

808 State are without doubt one of the most important bands in electronic music. From their 1988 album debut LP Newbuild, (that won them notable early fans including Aphex Twin: “It was the next step after Chicago acid, and as much as I loved that, I could relate much better to 808 State. It seemed colder and more human at the same time”), through collaborations with Bjork and New Order, to the definitive Pacific State and their genre defining album releases. 

808 State – “Transmission Suite” will be released on 11th October

808 STATE – TRANSMISSION SUITE TRACK LIST

01. TOKYO TOKYO
02. SKYLON
03. CANNONBALL WALTZ
04. THE LUDWIG QUESTION
05. HURONIC
06. LANDAU
07. WESTLAND
08. TRINITY
09. UJALA
10. CARBONADE
11. PULCENTA
12. ANGOL ANGOL
13. BUSHY BUSHY
14. 13 13
15. CRAB CLAW

LIVE DATES

OCTOBER 25: ROBOT FESTIVAL, BOLOGNA, ITALY
NOVEMBER 15: IPSE, BERLIN, GERMANY
NOVEMBER 16: UEBEL & GERAHRLICH, HAMBURG, GERMANY
NOVEMBER 23: RAZZMATAZZ, BARCELONA, SPAIN
NOVEMBER 30: WAREHOUSE PROJECT, MANCHESTER, UK