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).