UMMAGMA – Compass is available at Apple Music.
by Walter Price
In a near rare occurrence in modern times, there is a duo making beautiful dreampop/shoegaze and every word written about their wares rings true. Rolling Stone has said of UMMAGMA, “Full kaleidoscope of sounds, harmonies, and musical instruments…”, as Clash Magazine reviewed, “Otherworldly climes, matching heavenly vocals to arrangements as complex as they are hopelessly beautiful.”, and in a YouTube post, FORKSTER Music Promotions commented on the recent single “High Day”, “My ear modules experienced a massive ethereal music dynamo.”. And I couldn’t agree more with all these lovely sentiments.
To add just a bit more deserved praise of the delicate psych beauty of “High Day”, I liken this track to the vibes you hear/feel intertwined with the sounds of a forest breeze. But please, find out for yourself, you can absorb the song and watch the kaleidoscopic collage film, below.
“High Day” comes from the stellar ‘Compass’ LP, available now on all your favorite platforms.
Artist photo via Facebook
All songs written and performed by Ummagma
Music and arrangement by Alexander Kretov and Shauna McLarnon
Lyrics and vocals by Alexander Kretov and Shauna McLarnon
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Alexander Kretov at Ummagma Studio
Publicity by Shameless Promotion PR
Cover design and artwork by Alexander Kretov at Ummagma Studio