‘In 1988, there was a definite sense of something ending and something starting. A different attitude… There was old music and new music. A new attitude and an old attitude.’
For RSD2019, Ian Peel curated a 4x12” compilation exploring four very different states of 808 State: ‘Acid Trax’ (Haçienda inspired acid house classics); ‘In Yer Face’ (Thunderdome inspired bangers); ‘Versus’ (starring collaborations with Bernard Sumner, Björk, Brian Eno and more); ‘Sunrise’ (shining a light on a more relaxed 808 State).
Abstracted registration roundels referencing each disc’s title are presented on the four inner bags of the box: white on cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The motif is quartered on the reverse of each.