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artist Ummagma

Whitehorse, YT, CANADA
Emerald & Doreen Recordings
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Alt Pop, Space Pop
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Ummagma is an eclectic potpourri of dreampop, alt indie rock, electronica, post-rock, ethereal wave, space rock, post-punk, ambient and shoegaze. Their musical play is full of resonance, beats, rhythm and airy gossamer vocals on a bed of dreamy soundscapes.

In 2013, Ummagma won the Alternative Eurovision, hosted by Britain's most significant radio station, Amazing Radio, representing Ukraine from amongst 21 countries. They repeated this feat in 2014 on another British radio station, Pure 107.8 FM. Ummagma has held steadily in the Scottish New Music Chart since August 2012 and also featured in the top 10 on NYC’s Indie Darkroom Chart from August 2012 to May 2014. In 2013, Ummagma picked up 2 awards at the Australian Independent Music Video Awards, as well as a full-spread feature in Rolling Stone Russia.

Ummagma began as an affair of love and sound between Shauna McLarnon (a Yukoner) and Alexander Kretov (Ukrainian) met in Moscow while soul searching, their relationship ultimately developing into a marriage and the musical partnership we know today as Ummagma.

In 2012, Ummagma independently released 2 full-length LPs ("Ummagma" and "Antigravity"), loaded with the ethereal escapism of Cocteau Twins, the melancholic musing of David Sylvian, flight-filled soundcapes of Pink Floyd, and eternal optimism of The Sundays. After releasing the ‘Rotation’ single on Emerald & Doreen Recordings in December 2012, their next May 2014 release 'Lama' is heavily in synthpop electronic territory, featuring remixes by the legendary Alexander Robotnick and an array of other international producers.

2014 brings various collaborations, remixes and releases for Ummagma, involving Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), Malcolm Holmes (Orchestral Maneouvres in the Dark), Sounds of Sputnik (Moscow), Lights That Change, Graingerboy, and Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver/ Brian Jonestown Massacre).

 

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
Antigravity
Independent
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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