“Election Night Ratio”
We’re posting this podcast on election night and we can’t bear to glimpse the results because right now, the ratio is disturbingly close. However, there’s another ratio we’d rather think about and that’s A Certain Ratio. The legendary Manchester band has just put out a new album called ACR Loco and it’s another genre-defying effort, replete with jagged electronica, inventive percussion, and more sonic adventures than most bands can manage in a career. In this conversation, the band’s drummer Donald Johnson talks to Alex about why it’s important to listen to music you don’t like, what it was like to not make an album for 12 years and trying to figure out how to know when to re-enter the live music scene in the time of COVID. They also talk about the art form of the album as a true experience….