Chilean Review for Ummagma
February 02, 2013

Canadian singer and Shauna McLarnon and Ukrainian musician Alexander Kretov met in 2003 and soon decided to form Ummagma, a band with a versatile sound that paints a space for seemingly dissociated musical styles like ambient and progressive rock but also affords a voice for such sounds as indietronica, new wave and dreampop, among others. In July 2012, the duo impressively released two albums (yes 2) – "Ummagma" and "Antigravity" – and quickly garnered rave reviews and accolades from the press and mass media, including Rolling Stone Magazine in Russia, Noiselab in Mexico, Sound of Confusion in the U.K., When The Sun Hits in the U.S.A. and many others. In Ummagma’s sound, the listener can catch glimpses well learned from such masters like Brian Eno, the Pale Saints and Michael Brook. Shauna McLarnon’s enchanting vocals seem somewhat of a cross between the divine Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs), something that will unequivocally delight the listeners of Lost In Space (Perdidos el en Espacio). Very soon, Ummagma will be launching an international remix competition, as a meeting point with artists and fans interested in remixing their music. You can access more information via:





Releases 2012