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A.C. Acoustics - Hand Passes Plenty FLAC album

Performer: A.C. Acoustics
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: Hand Passes Plenty
Country: UK
Released: 1994
Style: Leftfield, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental
Label: Elemental Records
Catalog Number: ELM 25 T
FLAC version ZIP size: 1550 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2236 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 2986 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 797


2Love Lies (Equamneno Mix)6:31
3Hand Passes Plenty4:05
4Love Lies Broken Pieces4:31


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ELM 25CD, elm25cd, ELM 25 CDA.C. Acoustics Hand Passes Plenty ‎(CD, EP)Elemental Records, Elemental Records, Elemental RecordsELM 25CD, elm25cd, ELM 25 CDUK1994
BANG!20512A.C. Acoustics Hand Passes Plenty ‎(CD, EP, Dig)Bang! MusicBANG!20512Benelux1994
ELM 25 TA.C. Acoustics Hand Passes Plenty ‎(12")Elemental RecordsELM 25 TUK1994


  • Backing VocalsGillian Shepherd, Monica Queen
  • Engineer, Programmed ByLarry Primrose
  • Guitar [Additional]Alan Brown (tracks: 2)
  • Lacquer Cut By [Etch]Porky
  • Mastered ByShawn Joseph
  • Photography By [Band]Joe Dilworth
  • Photography By [Sleeve]Will Freeborn
  • ProducerA.C. Acoustics, Larry Primrose
  • SaxophoneReid Cunningham
  • SongwriterA.C. Acoustics, Larry Primrose (tracks: 3)


Machine numbered on sticker, 'ltd edition of 1500 on white vinyl'
Side A 45rpm, side B 33⅓rpm


  • Matrix / Runout: ELM 25 TA-1-1-1 A Porky Prime Cut.
  • Matrix / Runout: ELM 25 T B-2-1-1 Another Porky Prime Cut.


  • Mastered At – Porky's Mastering


Coming together in Glasgow in 1990, Caz, Paul and Roger Ward (guitar) dabbled in noisy experimentalism with a line-up that included saxophone and violin. They played their first gig supporting Fires drone-rock heroes Spacemen 3. The band soon gravitated to series of supports with various indie hopefuls of the day, releasing extremely limited edition, exquisitely packaged bootlegs.

Then they split up.....until Paul decided to give it a second go, bringing back Caz and Roger and drafting in Dave from fellow Glasgow band Thrum and they recorded the 5 track'Wrist Eye' demo in the summer of 1992. The new songs were more focused, fusing blistering guitar pyrotechnics with Paul's vulnerable, hypnotic vocals. A second demo enticed Elemental to sign the band and, with a support slot with PJ Harvey under their belts, the 'Sweatlodge'/'MV' blue vinyl 7" was released in December 1993.

The single prompted Melody Maker to hail the "two helpings of genius on one platter", while NME thought it "absolutely beezer". The single also caught the ear of John Peel, who was moved to play their debut session three times, commenting, "Am I hallucinating, or are this band truly brilliant?" The band's first full tour followed, as did a debut Evening Session session.

Recorded in early 1994, the seven track mini album 'Able Treasury' garnered ecstatic reviews. NME praised the "mixture of the instantly recognisable and the frankly lunatic that makes AC Acoustics such a vital prospect". Later that year, the 'Hand Passes Plenty EP' was released to similarly rave reviews. The ep's four tracks were further evidence of the steady evolution of the acoustics' sound, with bruised melodies and insistent hooks brought to the fore. Roger was replaced by Mark, who had been spotted in local band "Big Burd", and was asked to join the cause. The new line up set about writing and recording the new album, with a break for a storming Reading appearance.

Summer 1996 saw the band reward their patient fans with the album 'Victory Parts', which received critical acclaim across the board, with Mojo stating, "this is rock as art, and Victory Parts is a near masterpiece." After the critical acclaim of the killer single "Stunt Girl" and album, AC Acoustics and Elemental Records went their separate, amicable ways and the band signed to YOYO Records. In 1999, two EP's,"Like Ribbons" & "She's With Stars" were released and the band was also one of the first to use the internet as a means for releasing a free downloadable track through their web site.

The band returned to the studio to begin work on the "not difficult" third album Understanding Music" in 2000. Again, the critics were won over by the album, with Uncut calling it "an addictively strong album" and MOJO made it their album of the month. Fire is excited to be reissuing both Understanding Music and O as part of our on-going Embers series