Tag: Ummagma

Weekend Showcase 2.12

Weekend Showcase 2.12

April has arrived and the music is starting to match the weather, as evidenced by the numerous albums, singles, videos, and concerts we covered this past week. The full list of features is below, and individual songs have been taken to populate the weekly Weekend Showcase 2.12 edition. The full tracklist follows the SoundCloud playlist as always. The countries represented […]

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Mundo: Ten Songs Filled with Stardust (by Sounds of Sputnik)

Mundo: Ten Songs Filled with Stardust (by Sounds of Sputnik)

We pride ourselves in discovering and uncovering great music, wherever on the planet it may be found. Just 25 years ago, this would not have been possible in the same way it is today – not only because the internet still had not been introduced to the public (only the American military had it at the time, a pale shadow […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.07

Weekend Showcase 2.07

We had an extremely busy week and, as a result, we have our longest mega-playlist of the year. We had the pleasure of sharing three premieres, looked at seven albums, shared six remixes, one great cover song, and 41 new singles. That all adds up to 57 songs on the Weekend Showcase 2.07 edition. Twelve countries are represented: Australia, Brazil, […]

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Rendition, episode 2.07

Rendition, episode 2.07

Rendition, episode 2.07 offers a buffet of 6 remixes, featuring some familiar names and new ones to discover. Let’s get to the remixes, which will help you get through the day or be the appetizer to your Friday night. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up” (Tidlwav Remix) (Merseyside, UK & Dallas, Texas) I think we’re going to have […]

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Rendition, episode 15

Rendition, episode 15

The day after Thanksgiving means two things – Black Friday sales and the start of the perpetual playing of Christmas music. If you’re looking for some music to energize you as you wait in the long queues or to have a change of pass from the umpteenth version of “Silent Night”, we have some music that fits the bill. On […]

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Ummagma – “Frequency”

Ummagma – “Frequency”

The Canadian-Ukrainian duo Ummagma have been releasing some really amazing  music over the last few years. We’ve covered them a few different times for multiple different releases. The duo of Shauna McLarnon and Alexander Kretov create dreamy music which draws influence from dreampop and shoegaze. On November 13, Ummagma released their latest EP, Frequency on Raphalite Records. Frequency is easy […]

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REVOLUTION – The Shoegaze Revival

REVOLUTION – The Shoegaze Revival

It’s really incredible to look at the state of shoegaze within the last year. Seeing bands like the reunited Slowdive headlining festivals all around the world, and an incredible revival of the genre as a whole have positioned this year to be one of the best for the genre. Ear to Ear Records, a new Welsh-Canadian label, have put together […]

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Mundo Musique: A Look Back at Some of Our Favourite “Discoveries” Part II

Mundo Musique: A Look Back at Some of Our Favourite “Discoveries” Part II

Last week, we listed ten of our favourite “discoveries”. Since there are so many to list, we decided to list ten more! We hope you enjoy some of the musicians and bands that we have come to love. EPHRATA Have you had a moment where you listen to a band for the very first time and was immediately won over […]

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Hidden Gem: Mind Movies

Hidden Gem: Mind Movies

Mind Movies is the project of Raoni Santos.  You may remember Mind Movies from the Ummagma Lama remixes LP, and from our feature on Tuesday, featuring his remix of “Light Scheme” on Sounds of Sputnik’s latest album, which I called “absolutely fantastic”.  One thing that makes Santos’ remixes stand out from the crowd is the amount of sounds he adds […]

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Mundo Musique: Sounds of Sputnik

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Canadian-Ukrainian shoegaze duo Ummagma, so we were quite intrigued and excited to hear they were involved in the debut LP, New Born from Russian based Roma Kalitkin, known as Sounds of Sputnik.  The first track, “New Born” is a stunner, it sounds so full, with some incredible vocals from Shauna McLarnon […]

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Mundo Musique: Ummagma – Lama

Mundo Musique: Ummagma – Lama

UMMAGMA – Lama For fans of: Cocteau Twins, Stereolab, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, CHVRCHES When I wrote about the Canadian-Ukrainian Ummagma last year, I said they were going to have a busy 2014, and so far that has been proven correct.  Last month we were one of 20 blogs from all over the world who premiered their video for “The […]

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Mundo Musique: Music Video Premiere, Ummagma’s “The Road to Lees”

Mundo Musique: Music Video Premiere, Ummagma’s “The Road to Lees”

I first wrote about the Canadian-Ukrainian dreampop duo Ummagma in November, and you can read my write up here (you’ll have to scroll down).  Today, they are premiering their latest video, for the hypnotic electronic track “The Road to Lees” which features a dream-like kaleidoscopic look at “the good old days” of Americana. The video was created by videographer Jason Sheppard, […]

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Picture by Shervin Lainez

Mundo Musique: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, The Black Lillies, and Ummagma

In today’s Mundo Musique, I take a look at one of my favorite live artists, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper who has a show coming up in Montreal, the fantastic Americana band The Black Lillies, and Ummagma, a Canadian-Ukrainian power dreampop duo. LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER I’ll never forget the first time I saw Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, she was opening […]

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