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...