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BFD

Eastern European countries are home to remarkably sounding native folk music, and it is particularly welcome when any element, or even remnant, of that is mixed in with any form modern music. What a grande fusion it can be. That is what we feel happened with this song.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 16, 2014 - 2 comments

 

The Road

Dreamweaving is a game that is often best played in the musical realm and this song is a perfect case in point. Skipping, wishing, gazing, tripping, and flight. It's all here. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 15, 2014 - 1 comment

River Town (Mind Movies Remix)

Synthpop, Electronica, Indietronica, Electro bliss by the earful and here for the taking. Although it will be a while until this track will be published on any official release, you might enjoy this sneak preview.
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 31, 2014 - 3 comments

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

Millimeters of Mercury - Immortal

A cutesy synthpop commentary on basic human nature, fears, religion, why we think what we think and do what we do, and our place in the universe. [more inside]
posted by dacre on Feb 8, 2014 - 2 comments

Balkanofellini

Eastern Europe has long been known as a mysterious place when it comes to music, spanning multiple genres, including music with a particular ethno-folk component. This is one of those songs. Well done Ummagma. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 27, 2013 - 1 comment

Lama (Dunaewsky 69 remix)

I love it when one talented artist can take the work of another talented artist, creatively metabolize it, and then craft output that is impressive in it's own right. This remix takes a quirky electro approach to Ummagma's track 'Lama'. Hope you enjoy it. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 26, 2013 - 0 comments

Titry

Actors are always celebrated for their chameleonic ability to change characters and roles. Ummagma possesses this quality, among a small number of shape-shifting bands currently out there. This song is very different from anything else created by Ummagma. Hope you enjoy this. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 22, 2013 - 3 comments

Resistor -- Vincent van Gogh (studio version)

This is a song about an artist dying for attention. From the forthcoming album First World Problems by Resistor. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 14, 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

Ummagma - River Town (Mind Movies Remix)

This is one Ummagma track that has been totally turned on it's head, taking what was a dreampop folkrock-ish track and utterly transforming it into an whirling electro-dance track with traces of vocals from Shauna McLarnon. One slight change from the previous version. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 1, 2013 - 1 comment

Ummagma - River Town (Mind Movies Remix)

This is one Ummagma track that has been totally turned on it's head, taking what was a dreampop folkrock-ish track and utterly transforming it into an whirling electro-dance track with traces of vocals from Shauna McLarnon. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Nov 15, 2013 - 4 comments

Happy Birthday William

William is 4 years old and a big fan of synthy dance-pop. His parents are so cool that they commissioned a song for his birthday today! Happy birthday William! Let's count to 4! [more inside]
posted by CarrotAdventure on Sep 20, 2013 - 6 comments

Photographic (Depeche Mode cover)

Some synthpop kids cover Just Can't Get Enough. Others cover Photographic. I'm in the second group. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on May 1, 2013 - 0 comments

Everyone I Know

Resistor celebrates springtime with a lush new single, "Everyone I Know." This hook-laden dance-pop number is seasoned with Resistor's cynical charm, pondering whether originality can exist if a person is merely a product of his environment. Of course, the existentialism lurks beneath many layers of burbling synths, glitchy drum machines, and boy-girl harmonies. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 17, 2013 - 2 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

Rotation

For some of the best things in life, intensity builds as anticipation kicks in. That is what this Ummagma track is for me - with layer on layer, building a sort of icicle/sand castle that never melts or washes away. It just builds and then takes flight. I hope you will feel the same. Of course, there is that The Smiths thing happening - happy music, depressing lyrics. Rightly so. Spot on - have a read. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 8, 2013 - 5 comments

BFD

Reminiscent of the Peter Gabriel and Deep Forest contribution to the film "Strange Days", this Ummagma track offers an eclectic earful of modernity meets tradition, complete with Carpathian whistle and balanced out with successive male and female vocals. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 4, 2013 - 0 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

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

If You Don't Cry

"If You Don't Cry" by Resistor (originally performed by The Magnetic Fields).
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 25, 2013 - 2 comments

Resistor - Keep it to Yourself

Another bit of synthpop metacommentary in the form of the funny-cause-it's-sad-cause-it's-true inner monologue of a cynical artist. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 1, 2013 - 1 comment

Wonderful Christmastime

My take on the McCartney Christmas tune. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 10, 2012 - 2 comments

Narcissist

The 11th entry in the monthly series of homemade synthpop singles from Resistor, "Narcissist" does what it says on the tin. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Nov 27, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor -- All I Wanna Do Is Strum My Ukulele

A simple electro-ukulele ode to solitude and song. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Oct 22, 2012 - 1 comment

I'll Refuse

"I'll Refuse" is a synthpop doowop revenge song. There's a video here. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Sep 3, 2012 - 0 comments

The Tourist

The lovely closing track of OK Computer, re-imagined as some sort of throwback synthpop thing. [more inside]
posted by cathodeheart on Jul 31, 2012 - 2 comments

Resistor - Insecure

This one is a sparkly nugget of synthpop about the bitter, self-sabotaging adolescent lurking within all of us. Or at least within me. It's classic Resistor. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 26, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - Vincent van Gogh

A homemade synthpop tune about the myth of the meritocracy and the pain of being an artist without an audience, like something Stephin Merritt could've come up with on a dreary evening in an alternate universe where The Magnetic Fields never got popular. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 13, 2012 - 4 comments

Resistor - David the Gnome

This is an electro version of the theme song to the children's show "The World of David the Gnome," which aired in the US on Nickelodeon from 1987 to 1995. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on May 28, 2012 - 2 comments

Resistor -- Lighting and Distance

A new synthpop song from Resistor about all the lies we agree to believe in so we can make it through the day. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 25, 2012 - 3 comments

You Still Believe in Me

A synthesized take on the Beach Boys by Resistor.
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 25, 2012 - 1 comment

Resistor -- Ingenue

A minor-key waltzing synthpop lament of being unemployed and underappreciated. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 27, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - Video Games

Resistor vs. Lana Del Rey [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 29, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - First World Problems

Resistor makes real songs for synthetic lives. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 22, 2012 - 0 comments

mmHg — Innocent (Our Lady Peace)

Electro cover.
posted by dacre on Dec 28, 2011 - 0 comments

one moment — jazz-inspired electro

This song is a portrayal of identity crisis — yet not just in the expected expression through lyrics. A snarling electro beat attempts to warp itself around jazz-inspired harmonies and progressions as the speaker explains his own crisis. [more inside]
posted by dacre on Jul 13, 2010 - 0 comments

one last breath

This is a cover of that Creed song from 2002 in a style somewhat evocative of Owl City or The Postal Service. [more inside]
posted by dacre on Jun 11, 2010 - 9 comments

Let's Kick It

Featuring a devastating guitar solo by dagosto Hey, does anyone live between Calgary and Toronto? I'm moving cities and using it as an excuse to do a tour! Would you like me to come throw a dance party in your town?
posted by CarrotAdventure on Aug 21, 2009 - 4 comments

Distance of the Moon (Albedo Mix)

A "cover" of my "first" song. [more inside]
posted by speicus on May 25, 2009 - 5 comments

In Paris, It's Dawn By Now

A song that, like almost EVERY song I write, is about running away to an exotic locale and, once there, dancing.
posted by clcapps on Jan 7, 2009 - 4 comments

Graduation Song

December isn't just about the holidays--a few of us finished up degrees this semester! This cheesy little ditty is dedicated to my fellow peeps who walked this month. [more inside]
posted by txsebastien on Dec 29, 2008 - 1 comment

Traps

A song about how humans fool pests to kill them, from the pest's point of view. Made today in 2 hours. [more inside]
posted by onehalfjunco on Dec 28, 2008 - 3 comments

First Snows of Summer

Stuttery drums, blippy synths, lots of piano, copious crash cymbal, and a bucket load of reverb. [more inside]
posted by cathodeheart on Dec 4, 2008 - 5 comments

Underwater

Water as escapism.
posted by chococat on Aug 28, 2008 - 3 comments

Into the Night

Just a silly cover song.
posted by speicus on Jun 5, 2008 - 4 comments

Happy As Fuck

This is an old song and a personal song. Its basic premise fits quite nicely with my life, thus making it relatively personal. Marginally complex vocals around an easy-to-follow framework, written while afraid of the leaving of an ex of four years past. [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Oct 3, 2007 - 5 comments

Ascension Island

In the late '90s, I was the main guy behind an electronic art-pop band called Science Park. After suffering a nervous breakdown in the winter of 2000, I disbanded the group and retreated from the music industry for six arduous years. Now thirty, I've just issued a 15-year retrospective of my life in sound and have re-committed myself to my life's work with a raft of new projects. "Ascension Island" was first issued on a Japanese 7" single on Motorway Records in 2000, and later on my album Disinformation (Obscure-Disk). A tale of love, espionage, and violence always just out of sight, it features my trademark drifting electronics, shortwave radio interceptions, and cool, clean singing. Enjoy.
posted by mykescipark on Mar 7, 2007 - 8 comments

Bookshelves And Mixtapes

A dancey synthpop song about the romances of hipsters.
posted by clcapps on Aug 24, 2006 - 0 comments

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