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artist Ummagma

Whitehorse, YT, CANADA
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Ummagma - comprised of Alexx Kretov and Shauna McLarnon - deliver titillating and grounding "easy positive music" with richly layered landscapes, pulsating sound and mesmerizing vocals.

Ummagma’s eclectic yet harmonious potpourri of alt pop, dreampop, post-rock, post-punk, ambient/ethereal, space rock and progressive/art rock serves up a mixture of sublime resonance, beats and rhythm to create a virtual dream pop rock haven.

McLarnon’s delicate airy gossamer-like vocals often draw comparisons to Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins fame with glimmers of Stereolab, The Sundays, Curve and Slowdive.  Kretov's spellbinding potion of guitar, vocals, synths, beats, programming, effects set the perfect Floydish Fripp-laced soundscape to help the listener take flight.

Ummagma recently launched two full-length debut LPs ("Ummagma" and "Antigravity"). Despite the fact that Ummagma’s music encompasses several music genres, there is a common remarkable theme streaming through this music with an elevating atmosphere and stirring effect.

Apart from the above-mentioned groups, Ummagma is often likened to Blonde Redhead, Peter Gabriel, AIR, Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire, Pink Floyd, Michael Brook, Lush, Mercury Rev, Talk Talk, Snow Patrol, Exitmusic, Ultravox, Bowery Electric and M83, but nobody could fail to find an unmistakeable sound truly unique to UMMAGMA.

It is likely this sound and these bright associations that has bounced Ummagma into the Scottish New Music Charts and NY Indie Darkroom Radio’s Charts since August 2012, and has led to radio play and a string of music reviews and interviews in dozens of countries within the past few months...

 

lineup

Shauna McLarnon lyrics, vocals, arrangement, management
Alexander Kretov all instruments, vocals, composition, arrangement

influences

Cocteau Twins
Blonde Redhead
Pink Floyd
Air
Peter Gabriel
Michael Brook
Talk Talk
Slowdive
Sigur Ros
Lush
Stereolab
Curve
Robert Fripp
David Sylvian
Elizabeth Fraser
Robin Guthrie
4AD
Massive Attack
The Sundays
Kate Bush
Ride
Brian Eno
This Mortal Coil
Sarah McLachlan
Ummagma
Independent
July, 2012
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Antigravity
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July, 2012
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Lama 5:01

Lama

From Ummagma's album "Antigravity" (July 2012)

BFD 4:23

BFD

From Ummagma's self-titled album "Ummagma" (July 2012)

Live and Let Die 4:59

Live and Let Die

From Ummagma's album "Antigravity" (July 2012)

Upsurd 4:44

Upsurd

From Ummagma's self-titled album "Ummagma" (July 2012)

1+1=3 4:13

1+1=3

From Ummagma's album "Antigravity" (July 2012)

Risky 3:30

Risky

From Ummagma's self-titled album "Ummagma" (July 2012)

Colors 3:38

Colors

From Ummagma's album "Antigravity" (July 2012)

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