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A.k.a. Paul Hammond & Ian Cooper

London and Essex-based UK duo Ian Cooper and Paul Hammond; formed in 1989. Cooper & Hammond were both former members of the band A Primary Industry. Ultramarine's early releases were issued on the seminal Brussels-based label Les Disques du Crépuscule and shortly afterwards by Brainiak Records, a label closely affiliated to The Brain club (an early purveyor of regular House music nights in Soho, London). Their debut album Folk was issued by Crépuscule in 1990 but the group are better known for their classic second album Every Man And Woman Is A Star, initially released on Brainiak in 1991 and given a wider audience with the release of an expanded version on Rough Trade (UK) in 1992; neatly described by Simon Reynolds 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. Every Man And Woman Is A Star was followed by the albums United Kingdoms (1993), featuring collaborations with Robert Wyatt; Bel Air (1995) and A User's Guide (1998). LTM Publishing (Les Temps Modernes) released Companion (Every Man And Woman Is A Star Versions) (2003), a collection of remixes and alternative versions from the group’s early-90s period, and reissued A User's Guide (2005). Ultramarine broke a 13-year silence in 2011 with two new singles, followed by their sixth album This Time Last Year in 2013.

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PortraitIan Cooper
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Popular Tracks   
Missing - Ultramarine Remix on Amplified Heart by Everything But The Girl
Discovery on Every Man and Woman Is a Star by Ultramarine
Stella on Every Man and Woman Is a Star by Ultramarine
Honey on Every Man and Woman Is a Star by Ultramarine
Saratoga on Every Man and Woman Is a Star by Ultramarine
Weird Gear on Every Man and Woman Is a Star by Ultramarine
Pansy on Every Man and Woman Is a Star by Ultramarine
British Summertime on Every Man and Woman Is a Star by Ultramarine
Arithmetic on Signals into Space by Ultramarine
Dawn on Send and Return by Ultramarine

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Signals Into SpaceUltramarine2019Album
This Time Last YearUltramarine2013Album
Find A WayUltramarine2011Single
Acid / ButchUltramarine2011Album
Companion (Every Man And Woman Is A Star Versions)Ultramarine2003Compil.
Carl Craig RemixesUltramarine2003Album
On The BrinkUltramarine1998Album
A User's GuideUltramarine1998Album
Bel AirUltramarine1995Album
First AirUltramarine1995Album
Barefoot E.P.Ultramarine1994Album
Happy LandUltramarine1993Single
United KingdomsUltramarine1993Album
Saratoga / Nova ScotiaUltramarine1992Single
Nightfall In SweetleafUltramarine1992Album
Every Man And Woman Is A StarUltramarine1991Album
Weird Gear / British SummertimeUltramarine1991Album
Wyndham LewisUltramarine1989Album
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