Ultramarine make dance music best listened to lying down.
And that's how I came across them.
Stretched out within an enclosed area of a Cornish field, staring up at a canvas roof on a rainy summer afternoon, ambient sounds, mostly from the natural world, synthetic melodies peppered with litotic beats, all made for the perfect accompaniment to my extreeemely mellow mood.
And on the back of that pleasing experience, I bought this.
Like their live performance, the natural world is well represented: field recordings making up the majority of the sampled ambiance.
Voices also play a part, Robert Wyatt's among them; but there's no dissonance: nothing dark; nothing frightening: it's all very pleasant; very aaah.
So lie yourself down, relax, and have a little float to this.
Ultramarine - Every Man and Woman is a Star (1991)
Lights in my Brain
Nice vinyl rip @320kbs
Float away here