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There are two acts known as Ultrasound:
1) British Indie Rock Band
2) American drone ambient trio


1)
Ultrasound are an English indie band who were active in the late 1990s. Although fronted by singer/guitarist Andrew “Tiny” Wood, their principal songwriter was guitarist Richard Green. Wood, Green and drummer Andy Peace had previously worked together in Sleepy People, and the line-up was completed by Matt Jones (keyboards) and Vanessa Best (bass/vocals).

Combining a bizarre mix of 1970s glam rock and prog with an independent outlook, the band released their first single ‘Same Band’ on Fierce Panda in 1997.

The band released their sprawling double-length debut LP ‘Everything Picture’ (on Nude Records) in 1999, baffling fans and critics alike. The band officially split on October 12th 1999 citing growing tensions within the group (which had led to the cancellation of a number of important festival performances).

Following the conclusion of Ultrasound, Richard Green formed The Somatics, Matt Jones emerged as minuteman and Tiny Wood formed Siren.

The band reformed in 2011 and subsequently played a series of well-received gigs before releasing their second album ‘Play for Today’ on the 24th September 2012.

2)
Ultrasound are Karen Palazzini, Rfovetz & Kirk Laktas.
Together they outline a rippling tapestry of subliminal & hypnagogic sounds, some of the most haunting drone music to be heard today. In this they share more than common ground with Stars of the Lid of whom Kirk Laktas has been a former member.
(source: discogs.com

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