Album Review: Ultramarine – Every Man And Woman Is A Star (Score: 10/10)

Ultramarine CDIn 1991 this minimalistic duo conjured up a spell of unique Canterbury techno (later dubbed “folktronica”) for a genre that was still in its infancy. This now classic album mixes Roland’s quintessential acid house maker, the TB 303, with samples of Native American vision quests, self help retreats, Gong and the Eagles, all for an audience in the “chill out room” at Manchester’s famed Hacienda. Now reissued on vinyl with a Peel Session bonus, where other electronica records have become passé, I’m still as connected to it as the first time I bought it at Bleecker Bob’s Records. – Daniel Siwek