One Little Indian re-issue AC Acoustics much revered second album, Victory Parts in re-mastered form including thee extra tracks – Shoka, Violent Peep and 1994′s long out of print Hand Passes Plenty– in a re-ordered track list. CD2 includes a live set, The Silver Echo & the Golden Echo – recorded live at Reading Festival in 1996.
Paul Campion, AC Acoustics
Formed in Glasgow in 1990, AC Acoustics original sound took its lead from the wave of mid-late 80s noise bands like Jesus And Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. Their first release 1992s Wrist Eye EP – featuring backing vocals from Teenage Fanclub’s Gerry Love – and a show opening for PJ Harvey brought the band to the music press’ attention and won them a session with John Peel. It also brought a record deal with Elemental who released their debut mini album Able Treasury to ecstatic reviews in 1994:
By the time of its follow up, 1997’s Victory Parts, the band had evolved a more complex hook-heavy sound overlaid with Paul Campion’s intriguingly cryptic lyrics. The band toured heavily with the likes of Embrace, Stereophonics, dEUS and Placebo (Brian Molko a big champion of the band) but despite this and glowing accolades for Victory Parts in the music press ac acoustics were apparently destined to remain a cult act, ultimately calling it a day in 2003 after two further albums, Understanding Music (2000) and O (2002).
- 2x CD
All purchases of Victory Parts made through the One Little Indian store come with a 7″ record sized collectors booklet featuring interviews with Mark Raine from AC Acoustics about the making of the album.