Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) and Dean Garcia (Curve) contribute to new Ummagma EP
Canadian-Ukrainian dreampop duo Ummagma release their LCD EP on Friday, September 22th. Not long ago, the band revealed the video for the Ummagma Lama remix created by Cocteau Twins multi-instrumentalist Robin Guthrie, as well as a deep dark delicious reworking of their track Back to You by maverick electronic producer Dean Garcia, famed as half of seminal British indie/alt-rock band Curve with iconic vocalist Toni Halliday and half of SPC ECO with Rose Berlin.This is one of two Ummagma tracks that Dean Garcia has re-envisioned for the band’s forthcoming LCD EP, the other one being a twisted bell-infused version of the title track LCD. His enveloping reworking of these two tracks are two superb additions that round off a release that encompasses a wide spectrum of sonic sound and gorgeous textures.
The original version of LCD is a psychedelic trip somewhere between MGMT and Beach House. This EP follows up the Winter Tale maxi-single with 4AD dreampop pioneer A.R.Kane, released earlier this year.Ummagma is Shauna McLarnon, hailing from Canada, and Alexander Kretov, originally from Ukraine. Now based in Canada, Ummagma won the Alternative Eurovision on Amazing Radio, representing Ukraine among 23 countries.
Ummagma’s LCD will be released on September 22th through Label Obscura (cassette) and Somewherecold Records (CD), and is already available for pre-order via Ummagma's own Bandcamp.