Ultramarine Every Man And Woman Is A Star


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Released 04 Nov. 2014

Every Man And Woman Is A Star

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This record is an undiscovered masterpiece; no one else has ever fused the Canterbury sound with electronica in such a warm and human way. Englishness at its most inventive.” -Geoff Travis, Rough Trade

Rough Trade Records are excited to announce the reissue of Ultramarine’s pioneering electronic album Every Man And Woman Is A Star. Acclaimed and respected at the time of its original release (initially on Brainiak Records in 1991 and then in expanded form in 1992 on Rough Trade), it now stands as a classic of its genre, an electronica record made before the term was coined.

Every Man And Woman Is A Star will be available on Double Vinyl format with an additional Bonus 12” Vinyl of the 1992 John Peel Session and Digital Download. Ultramarine are: Ian Cooper and Paul Hammond.

Music writer Simon Reynolds neatly described the album in his book Energy Flash as: “Perhaps the first and best stab at that seeming contradiction-in-terms, pastoral techno... all sun-ripened, meandering lassitude and undulant dub-sway tempos... like acid-house suffused with the folky-jazzy ambience of the Canterbury scene.”

This reissue includes additional John Peel Session tracks available for the first time and recorded in 1992, featuring the tracks; “Saratoga”, “Nova Scotia”, “Honey” and “Pansy”.

Following a series of summer festival dates in the UK, Ultramarine will be confirming more UK shows soon, and have two in-store performances booked in London. They will be at Rough Trade East on November 4th, plus an in-store at South, in Southend on Saturday, November 15th.

Visit http://everymanandwomanisastar.com/ to see a taste of a specially commissioned short film by producers The Mitcham Submarine. The film’s soundtrack was composed with different tracks, parts and flavors from across the album and it’s made it onto this year’s Official Selection at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival which runs 6 - 9 November in York England.

FULL ALBUM TRACK LISTING:
1. DISCOVERY
2. WEIRD GEAR
3. PANSY
4. HONEY
5. STELLA
6. BRITISH SUMMERTIME
7. SARAGOTA
8. GEEZER
9. NOVA SCOTIA
10. PANTHER
11. LIGHTS IN MY BRAIN
12. GRAVITY
13. CANOE TRIP
14. SKYCLAD

BONUS 12":
A1 - SARAGOTA (PEEL SESSION)
A2 - NOVA SCOTIA (PEEL SESSION)
B1 - HONEY (PEEL SESSION)
B2 - PANSY (PEEL SESSION)