Rotation/Live and Let Die
Emerald and Doreen
4th November 2013
Ummagma, a Canadian-Ukrainian dream pop duo, who got their start in Moscow and have made enough waves there for a full-page spread in Rolling Stone Russia have a new release on Berlin based lable Emerald and Doreen .
Ummagma combines their love of indie rock, synthpop and electronica to create “dreamgaze” power pop.
In these two tracks, stunning hypnotic vocals and lush blissed-out resonance create a palette of hypnotic rhythmic intensity. On ‘Rotation’, this is delivered via waves of visceral synths, and armies of fuzzed guitars; and on “Live and Let Die”, epic indie guitar chords interact with bubbling percussion to create a rich bed over which Shauna Mclarnon floats imperiously to create a delicious dreampop feast.
With a jubilant Stereolab and Curve-type feel, and a trip-hop nod towards to Portishead, these two tracks prove to be extremely addictive and demand repeat listening.
This single is a teaser for several Ummagma releases on Emerald & Doreen forthcoming in early 2014.