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Ummagma - The Road to Lees

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"The Road to Lees" (Video by Jason Sheppard) ~ http://ummagma.bandcamp.com
2014 brings several albums for Ummagma on Emerald & Doreen Recordings (Germany) and Ear to Ear Records (UK), the first of which will be released on May 16. The 'Lama Remixes' LP features an international roster of electronic producers and artists, including legendary new wave electro pioneer Alexander Robotnick, bringing this Canadian-Ukrainian duo into new territory.

The band is also pursuing other collaborations, remixes and releases, involving Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), Mal Holmes (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), Sounds of Sputnik (Moscow), Lights That Change (UK), Graingerboy (UK), and Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver/ Brian Jonestown Massacre).

Ummagma began in 2003 when Alexx (Ukrainian) and Shauna (Canadian) met at a concert in Moscow. Ummagma blend their love of synthpop, alternative rock and electronica to create deliciously diverse, dreamy music, loaded with positivity.

They debuted in 2012 with 2 LPs ('Antigravity' and 'Ummagma'), released the "Split" EP on Italy's Som Non-Label in May 2013 and the "Rotation/Live and Let Die" single on Germany's Emerald & Doreen Recordings in December 2013.

In 2013, Ummagma won the Alternative Eurovision hosted by Amazing Radio, representing Ukraine from 21 countries, picked up 2 awards at the Australian Independent Music Video Awards (including best international pop video), not to mention a full-page spread in Rolling Stone Russia. The duo has also regularly featured in The Scottish New Music Chart and NYC's Indie Darkroom Chart for the past two years. Show less
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