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Lama

When synth and guitar blend with electronica and vocals that are not too up-front in the mix, but not totally phased out to be lost in the mix, often some really nice sound is what can happen. At least that is what we think happened here with this track. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 28, 2014 - 1 comment

Kiev

Ethereal wave is what they call this genre, but you can definitely sense elements of early 4AD-era postpunk, darkwave, shoegaze and postpunk here. The mood is a bit heavier and there is an outpouring of philosophy, moral and emotional reaction. Enjoy! [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 18, 2013 - 2 comments

NIMBY (Not In My Backyard)

Perhaps the most Cocteau Twins' inspired song by Ummagma to date, this song also features a strong pulse-driven effect inspired by Pink Floyd. Need I say more?
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 13, 2013 - 1 comment

Theme 1 Stage 3

I once herd the term "sound track for angels" and having Lisa Von H on vocals has certainly brought a sound track to reality!
posted by Sugar Cain on Dec 11, 2013 - 0 comments

Live and Let Die

If you ever thought that there was no place for a little drum n' bass in the world of shoegaze and dreampop, hopefully this song will prove you wrong :) Somewhat of a feel like Stereolab, Broadcast and Lush rolled into one. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Jun 5, 2013 - 2 comments

Kiev

This is perhaps one of Ummagma's darker moments, but as the song proceeds, it lets more and more light in. There is a moral to this story, like it or not, but the soundtrack to go with it makes it that much easier to swallow. :) [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on May 7, 2013 - 2 comments

Human Factor

Imagine a carefree diva singing in a non-chalent way as she looks out the window of the passenger side during a road trip. The soundtrack to her ride is based on an indie rock slide-guitar laced tune, which builds in intensity throughout the ride until bang - confusion and collision. That is this Ummagma song in a nutshell, message and all. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 29, 2013 - 5 comments

Colors

Smooth dreaming and a swirl of energy-filled ethereal waves take the listener on a flight or sailing trip of sorts. The lo-fi nearly Billy Bragg element of this lo-fi output gets a bit velvety with vocals from Alexx Kretov and blissed out with all this chorus and reverb and that is exactly what was intended with this track. Enjoy!
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 25, 2013 - 3 comments

NIMBY

The ethereal with the ethical and ironic - that sums this sum up at the superficial plane, but there is so much more depth to this Ummagma track. Definitely one of the more Cocteau Twins inspired deliveries, this song is laced with a pulsation more rooted in Pink Floyd. Another track in the style of early 4AD. Whirrrrrllll.. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 9, 2013 - 4 comments

Lama (Ian Baird Remix)

A while back, Ian Baird (A*Star, Spring Clock Wonder) did an awesome remix of Telling You (T.Y. Ian Baird Remix) by SPC ECO, Dean Garcia's main musical project since leaving Curve. Fortunately, he would eventually remix our song "Lama" by our duo Ummagma. Hope you enjoy this upbeat track.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 2, 2013 - 0 comments

Lama (Jane Woodman Remix)

This remix of the track "Lama" does not outright flip the original version on its head, though it does dress it in a murkier shade of darkgaze (darkwave). The bright dreamy element from the original version spills over into this version too, so as to not detract from the original point of this song in the first place. I hope you enjoy it. Your feedback is most welcome.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 1, 2013 - 0 comments

Lama

A love for the golden 4AD era, Pink Floyd and the likes of David Sylvian have all been woven into the thread of this music. "Lama" was both inspired by these bands and reflects their contribution to a new generation of musicmakers. Looking forward, but knowing where our roots lie… I sincerely hope you will all enjoy this Ummagma track. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 28, 2013 - 6 comments

Risky

It's funny how sometimes it takes all but a few minutes to write a song, while the development of another song can really stretch out. This was one of those stretches - "Risky" was a song that was written "in chunks" - the basic instrumental bit was written in Kyiv, Ukraine before a big move to western Ukraine and then to Canada, where the rest was written & recorded before finally being dragged back to Ukraine, where it was properly mixed and mastered. The time span from start to finish: 5 years. All that moving around was us, by the way, not just the tracks bouncing around in cyber space. Thus is the history of this track. I'm posting the lyrics too if anyone wants to have a go at them or "sing along" …. yeah, right… any feedback is welcome. Peace. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 26, 2013 - 4 comments

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