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
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