This Time Last Year
New album out now
180gm vinyl with MP3 / CD / digital download
Real Soon RS-024 / RS-024CD
LP - Amazon / Boomkat / Juno / Piccadilly / Rough Trade / SOTU
CD - Amazon / Boomkat / Juno / Piccadilly / Rough Trade / SOTU
Download - Amazon / Beatport / Boomkat / iTunes / Juno / WPP
Ultramarine release This Time Last Year, their sixth album and first for fifteen years, on 30th September 2013.
Featuring all-new material and recorded in the band’s remote studio on the edge of the Essex marshes, the album ebbs and flows in mood like the nearby Blackwater estuary. Working with a palette of vintage drum machines, analogue synths, textural samples, acoustic recordings, electric bass & heavily treated guitar, the songs were born out of captured live studio performances. Cooper & Hammond then rewired their initial sketches through a series of lo-fi effects chains, blurring the edges between acoustic & electronic elements. The result is an organic, playful feel; leaving the music room to breathe and carrying distinct echoes of the band’s previous work.