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Psychedelica as embodied in music is not always about rowdy trippy cagey delivery and a catchy spacey or 'wow' riff…. sometimes psychedelica can drift unassumingly into the realm of melancholia, which is where this Ummagma song firmly rests. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Nov 19, 2014 - 0 comments

Colors

Dream dripping floating melting flying… All of these are feelings that might come to mind if you close your eyes while listening to this current track. Somewhere between the mellowest of Pink Floyd and the catchiest bit of Billy Bragg, I hope you'll enjoy Ummagma 'Colors'. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Nov 5, 2014 - 0 comments

Blizzard

This is one of those "let's drift away" songs... hazy gazey spacey and dreamy all in one… If one is prone to daydreaming or aural hypnosis, this may not be the song for you :) Just the same, this is definitely worth a listen to all others. This is Sounds of Sputnik.
posted by Brodyaga on Oct 25, 2014 - 1 comment

Adaptation

If psychedelic space rock can be sparkly, this song would be the epitome of that dynamic.. Or shimmery or glistening or whatever. Glitter is in the eye of the beholder.
posted by Brodyaga on Sep 12, 2014 - 2 comments

The Loop

After spending a few years rehearsing and making rough and ready demos, Sredni Vashtar finally made it into a real studio last month. Here's one of them - the mix is still a bit rough so it works best on headphones. [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Aug 11, 2014 - 6 comments

Lama

I think many people are innately inventive and many are even thrifty. When you combine the two elements with a worthy musical piece, it's amazing how many different kinds of incarnations that you can dream up for it, taking on a life of its own, so to speak. But when you start comparing one remix against another, sometimes lines tend to blur and it becomes more challenging to distinguish what has been taken from the original version and what has been newly added. It's at that point that I always end up returning to the original. This 'Lama' is that original track - a point of reference now and especially at the time it was written.
posted by Brodyaga on May 5, 2014 - 1 comment

Lama (SOS Remix)

When you dig the original of a song so much that you can't imagine how anybody could possibly ever dissect it and re-embody it in an alternate format, sometimes you are pleasantly surprised when indeed someone comes along who capably does just that - with flair, good taste and a handful of cards up their sleeve, dealt ever so cleverly within the remix they have created. That's what we're talking about with this Sounds of Sputnik take on Ummagma's 'Lama'.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 12, 2014 - 1 comment

Pick me Up

Surprisingly jaunty for us, with a descent into ultra-fast strumming at the end. [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Apr 9, 2014 - 3 comments

Back To You

In the spirit of "Superstar" by legendary art-punk band Sonic Youth (who were covering The Carpenters chart-breaking track), here is 'Back to You'. Sonically similar, but content-wise very different. No superstar imagery from the perspective of a groupie here. Just some self-searching and hopefully grounding elements. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 5, 2014 - 3 comments

Talk To Her

Sometimes a song's strength lies in its lyrics or in the nuances of the vocalist's delivery and tembre… Sometimes the instrumentation speaks volumes all on its own. This is one of those times… This is Ummagma. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 28, 2014 - 1 comment

Lama

This is one of the better (at least one of the favourite) Ummagma tracks out there to date and currently the subject of a whack of forthcoming remixes. Stay tuned! [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 26, 2014 - 1 comment

Sredni Vashtar - The Loop

Four chords, a guitar loop and loping drums. Trying to keep things simple for once. More here.
posted by srednivashtar on Jan 19, 2014 - 5 comments

Brilliant Pebbles

Another rough and ready rehearsal recording from Sredni Vashtar [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Jan 10, 2014 - 2 comments

White Light Music Night

Late night and off-kilter, a love song for the otherwise apathetic. Recorded at rehearsal in South London by Sredni Vashtar and then (lightly) polished. One day we'd like to record this properly (do the vocals properly for example). One day. [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Dec 28, 2013 - 1 comment

1+1=3 (revisited)

Some songs take you on a trip (and bring you back), while others just send you drifting endlessly and blissfully. For us, this song belongs to the latter, building layers of layers of sound and effects - like new galaxies being opened. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 10, 2013 - 3 comments

Flame

Recorded at rehearsal by Radiateur [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Oct 14, 2013 - 1 comment

Fibonacci

Another venture into songwriting from our band, radiateur. This one is a Frankenstein song comprising of riffs and motifs written over the years and assembled at leisure. [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Sep 9, 2013 - 3 comments

Talk to Her

If you were to roll up some element of Brian Eno, Robert Fripp and Bill Nelson, and paint it with a slight shoegaze ethereal hue, this might be what you would get… Enjoy this Ummagma track! [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on May 5, 2013 - 1 comment

Outside

When a band "dances" on the border between 6 or more musical genres and one of them happens to be progressive rock, the listener is often in for a delightful surprise. Hopefully this song qualifies as one of them. This is "Outside" by Ummagma. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on May 3, 2013 - 3 comments

Visualization

This instrumental explores not only ambiences and walls-of-sound seemingly inspired directly by cosmic travels, but also features electronics, samples, drones, and beautifully melodies peppered with a lot of dissonance, creating sonic tapestries perfectly suited for reflecting, reading an Arthur C. Clarke (or Isaac Asimov) book and taking a journey through the stars. This is Sounds of Sputnik.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 28, 2013 - 1 comment

The Mission

Space rock is a term that is often over-used for various psychrock tunes, but it is dead on for this track from Sounds of Sputnik. Or space post-rock or even space post-rock shoegaze. Looking forward to your take on that.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 21, 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

jacaranda moon 4 - vampire deer

the trip ends on a freeway to the moon and everything gets very strange [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Jan 22, 2013 - 0 comments

jacaranda moon 3 - vampire deer

the trip continues ... [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Jan 21, 2013 - 0 comments

jacaranda moon 2 - vampire deer

more trippiness ... [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Jan 19, 2013 - 0 comments

jacaranda moon 1 - vampire deer

sheer space-assed craziness - first of 4 suites, all old and new stuff smushed together - it gets trippier as it goes on [more inside]
posted by pyramid termite on Jan 17, 2013 - 1 comment

Gull

Krautrock meets Kanterbury in a Manuel Gottsching/Steve Hillage collision. Prettiness ensues...
posted by Jonesisdying on Sep 21, 2010 - 5 comments

Flying Moby Attack

A little noisy, a little groovy. It's got breakbeats, wailing guitars and nasty feedback. It reminds me of a cross between Moby and Flying Saucer Attack, hence the name. There are a lot of interesting automation things going on here.
posted by chillmost on Apr 11, 2007 - 2 comments

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