ALBUMS & SONGS
(June 21, 2012)
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Ummagma is a Canadian-Ukrainian duo comprised of Alexx Kretov (composition, instruments, arrangement, recording, vocals) and Shauna McLarnon (vocals, composition, lyrics). For Alexx, making music began in childhood and recording began with a double-deck recorder, guitar, pedals and drum machine in the new post-Soviet era. Shauna’s experience in creating music began with acappella compositions in her university years and travels to Russia. This joint project began for Alexx and Shauna as an affair with love and sound in Moscow back in 2003.
Ummagma’s musical style is vacillating and broadly-influenced “easy positive music”, ranging from intense 3-minute songs to lengthy richly-layered soothing landscapes of pulsating sound. It offers a mix of the ethereal, ambient and sublime resonance. Comparisons have been made to such performers as Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, AIR, Cocteau Twins, Stereolab, Michael Brook, Mercury Rev, Bowery Electric and Sigur Ros, but everyone will surely find something truly and exclusively UMMAGMA in this music…
Genres: ethereal wave, post-rock, post-punk, ambient, alternative, indie rock, progressive rock, dream pop, gaze, atmospheric, experimental rock, pop rock, art rock, electronica
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Ummagma is soon to release two albums:
Cover art for the album "Ummagma" by Annie Coe http://anniesartblog.blogspot.com/
Cover for the album "Antigravity" by Alexander Kretov http://www.photoshop.com/users/ummagma
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Northern Wanderer "Amazing things happen not only in fantasy novels and tales by the Brothers Grimm, but also in the reality in which we live. Shauna writes songs and sings, while Alexx co-authors those songs and handles arrangements, plays all instruments, and even records the music, which turns out rather well. The end product is, at the same time, both energetic and meditative music, characterized by strong ethnic influences and shaped by the experience of northern European music from the past thirty years, from Peter Gabriel to Sigur Ros. But here we are talking about actual experience, not about copy-catting or borrowing of any kind. In the near future, this group plans on releasing two albums; watch out for them, as this couple should definitely surprise us!"
- Starik Kozlodoev (Artem Lipatov), excerpt from the Moscow entertainment magazine F5, "On paper pages: Alexei Aigi, Paul Buchanan, Ummagma" (June 07, 2012)
Posted June 21, 2012 2:10 am
Steven Newcastle Thanks for joining us at the Indie Darkroom!
Posted June 27, 2012 6:25 pm