Influences: Ultramarine

Forming in 1989 the duo's influence is quietly as widespread as they come. We wanted to know what influenced their new record.

Influences: Ultramarine

Forming in 1989 the duo's influence is quietly as widespread as they come. We wanted to know what influenced their new record.

With a career spanning decades, Ultramarine's influence has quietly permeated through generations of artists interested in the kind of electronic music that engages with intricacy and beauty. In August 2016 the duo created a photo film featuring photographs from Ian Cooper’s Survey East website which focuses on a particular stretch of the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, and for their new release on Random Spectacular entitled Blackwaterside, a four-track 7" limited to 350 copies, the duo have created two new pieces of music inspired by their time working close to that area. They were written alongside the creation of a lithograph by Glaswegian printmaker Bronwen Sleigh, printed in three colours, which features on the cover. 

Ransom Note managed to track them down to find out what inspired Blackwaterside.


Buy Blackwaterside HERE.

Gabriel Yared - 37°2 Le Matin

For many years we’ve used Gabriel Yared’s soundtrack for the obscure post-apocalypse film ‘Malevil' as a reference point for a certain sound or mood; that record has been a big influence on us. This is from his classic sultry score for 37.2 Le Matin (Betty Blue).

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