Ummagma debut #3 album of 2012
December 29, 2012

We have ample reason to continue celebrating, as we've made #3 in the Top 10 albums of the year (for our double release "Ummagma" and "Antigravity") in Vanguardia Peruana (Peru Avantgarde) with some WOWing comparisons to Peter Gabriel, U2, Nathalie Merchant, Massive Attack, Lali Puna and Pale Saints. We're also in good company right behind Mouse on Mars. 

 

UMMAGMA - Antigravity / Ummagma (Independent): From among the best that we have seen in 2012 was the experience of meeting this sweet dreampop post-modern rock band from Ukraine and Canada. Talented multi-instrumentalist Alexx Kretov with partner Shauna McLarnon, with a golden voice reminiscent of Natalie Merchant of 10,000 Maniacs, has concocted what will be remembered by many as the most ambitious double debut that has been achieved in the past 10 years in the alternative pop sphere. References?? There are many, so many, ranging from the ethereal volatility of the Cocteau Twins to the studio production works of U2 or Peter Gabriel through to stars like Massive Attack, Lali Puna and Pale Saints. In light of their reach, Ummagma’s sounds will be heard and enjoy a special place among bands associated with modern music. They were born for this.”

 

Here's the original text for Spanish speakers:

UMMAGMA – Antigravity/Ummagma (Independiente): De lo mejor que nos trajo el 2012 fue el conocer a esta dulce banda de dream pop y rock post-moderno provenientes de Ucrania y Canadá. El talentoso multi-instrumentista Alexx Kretov junto a su pareja Shauna McLarnon –con una voz que recuerda a la dorada Natalie Merchant de los 10,000 Maniacs- ha pergeñado el que será recordado por muchos como el doble debut más ambicioso y logrado de los últimos 10 años en el terreno del pop alternativo. ¿Referentes? Muchos, muchísimos: desde la volatilidad etérea de los Cocteau Twins a la labor de producción y estudio de U2 o Peter Gabriel pasando por estrellas como Massive Attack, Lali Puna o Pale Saints. A tenor de lo oído y disfrutado Ummagma alcanzarán un lugar especial entre las bandas referentes de la música moderna. Han nacido para ello.

 

source: http://peruavantgarde.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-top-2012.html

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