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  • 01:02

    The Ummagma Hour with Diane Green

    in Rock Music

    Ummagma – a Canadian-Ukrainian duo comprised of Alexander Kretov and Shauna McLarnon –   Ummagma’s eclectic yet harmonious potpourri of alt pop, dreampop, post-rock, post-punk, ambient/ethereal, space rock and progressive/art rock serves up a mixture of sublime resonance, beats and rhythm to create a virtual dream pop rock haven. McLarnon’s delicate airy gossamer-like vocals often draw comparisons to Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins fame with glimmers of Stereolab, The Sundays, Curve and Slowdive.  Kretov's spellbinding potion of guitar, vocals, synths, beats, programming, effects create an impeccable Floydish Fripp-laced soundscape to help the listener take flight.
    Ummagma began as an affair with love and sound in Moscow back in 2003, when Alexx and Shauna were both living at the time.  After beginning to make music together, they set up their own home studio, which they brought with them to Kiev, moving there at the peak of the Orange Revolution in 2004. With every move (Moscow-Kiev-western Ukraine-Yukon-western Ukraine), they continued to hone their musical and recording skills, upgrade their studio and record music. Shauna and Alexx currently live in Ternopil (western Ukraine) with their daughter Nika and work in their recording studio, where Alexx also records and produces other artists’ work.
    In mid-July, Ummagma independently released 2 full-length LPs ("Ummagma" and "Antigravity") on Bandcamp at http://ummagma.bandcamp.com. The listener will find an unmistakable sound truly unique to Ummagma.
    www.facebook.com/ummagma
    www.twitter.com/Ummagma

  • 01:02

    The Ummagma Hour with Diane Green

    in Rock Music

    Ummagma – a Canadian-Ukrainian duo comprised of Alexander Kretov and Shauna McLarnon –   Ummagma’s eclectic yet harmonious potpourri of alt pop, dreampop, post-rock, post-punk, ambient/ethereal, space rock and progressive/art rock serves up a mixture of sublime resonance, beats and rhythm to create a virtual dream pop rock haven. McLarnon’s delicate airy gossamer-like vocals often draw comparisons to Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins fame with glimmers of Stereolab, The Sundays, Curve and Slowdive.  Kretov's spellbinding potion of guitar, vocals, synths, beats, programming, effects create an impeccable Floydish Fripp-laced soundscape to help the listener take flight.
    Ummagma began as an affair with love and sound in Moscow back in 2003, when Alexx and Shauna were both living at the time.  After beginning to make music together, they set up their own home studio, which they brought with them to Kiev, moving there at the peak of the Orange Revolution in 2004. With every move (Moscow-Kiev-western Ukraine-Yukon-western Ukraine), they continued to hone their musical and recording skills, upgrade their studio and record music. Shauna and Alexx currently live in Ternopil (western Ukraine) with their daughter Nika and work in their recording studio, where Alexx also records and produces other artists’ work.
    In mid-July, Ummagma independently released 2 full-length LPs ("Ummagma" and "Antigravity") on Bandcamp at http://ummagma.bandcamp.com. The listener will find an unmistakable sound truly unique to Ummagma.
    www.facebook.com/ummagma
    www.twitter.com/Ummagma
     
     
     
     

  • 00:25

    Youth Sounds

    in Entertainment

     
    Shoegaze. Indie. Dreampop.  All are apt descriptions of Youth Sounds, but how can one really classify gossamer vocals weaving modest melodies through moody synths, twinkling pianos, an acoustic guitar, and a distinct, danceable drumbeat? As far as the band is concerned, they’re not interested in a genre. They have set out to capture a nostalgic mood.  
    Youth Sounds officially began in the gulf’s cultural stronghold, New Orleans, in late 2009. Unofficially, the band began long before that. Siblings Erika and Federico Mejia sang in church choirs and taught themselves when their parents could no longer afford lessons. 
     “There are important memories that we all have, that for some reason or another are tied to whatever music spoke to us the most at that particular time,” says Federico Mejia. “It’s always the music of our youth, past loves, past successes and past failures and that’s what the name and our music encompasses.”

  • 00:14

    Indie on Air! w/ Youth Sounds

    in Rock Music

    During this episode Classic will interview the New Orleans based Youth Sounds. Shoegaze, indie, dreampop are all apt descriptions. Their influences include The Beatles, Radiohead, Broken Social Scene, The Bird and the Bee & Frou Frou. Siblings Erika and Federico Mejia from the band will be the guests.
    PLAYLIST:
    Youth Sounds - " As Strangers Would"
    Youth Sounds - "It's Hell"
    Silver Story - "The Otherside"

  • 00:38

    Youth Sounds

    in Entertainment

    Shoegaze. Indie. Dreampop.  All are apt descriptions of Youth Sounds, but how can one really classify gossamer vocals weaving modest melodies through moody synths, twinkling pianos, an acoustic guitar, and a distinct, danceable drumbeat? As far as the band is concerned, they’re not interested in a genre. They have set out to capture a nostalgic mood.  
    Youth Sounds officially began in the gulf’s cultural stronghold, New Orleans, in late 2009. Unofficially, the band began long before that. Siblings Erika and Federico Mejia sang in church choirs and taught themselves when their parents could no longer afford lessons.
     “There are important memories that we all have, that for some reason or another are tied to whatever music spoke to us the most at that particular time,” says Federico Mejia. “It’s always the music of our youth, past loves, past successes and past failures and that’s what the name and our music encompasses.”
    The duo decided to blend their diverse, yet complimentary influences (The Beatles, Radiohead, Broken Social Scene, The Bird and The Bee, Frou Frou). Once they added Adrian Frye and Taryn Mejia to the band, they were ready to record their debut EP The Bit Parts.
     
    With the August 2010 release of The Bit Parts and the February 2011 release of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Youth Sounds is still a band in its infancy. Yet the indie press community welcomed them with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Hailing the release as unassuming yet impressive, BPM Magazine, Obscure Sound, and many others are eagerly awaiting a full-length debut.

  • 01:22

    APRI PRESENTS: Ghost Company Radio - Into The Darkness

    in Indie Music

    This episode is pre-recorded from Ghost Company Radio -- Into The Darkness April 11th, 2015 – Episode #18


    About Ghost Company Radio --


    WE PLAY MUSIC THAT YOU WONT HEAR ANYWHERE ELSE, We Are Ghost Company "Into The Darkness" 8:00PM - 10:00PM EST "Saturday Requests" 10:30AM - 12:00PM EST Alternative Chillwave Downtempo Glo-FI/LoFi Dance/EDM, EBM Grunge, Pre-Grunge, Post-Grunge/Metal, Nu-Metal Emo/Goth Hardcore Disco/Nu-Disco Foreign Trip-Hop Hip-Hop, R&B, Rap Blues Synth-Pop Jazz/Nu-Jazz House Industrial Techno Punk Ska Pop/Dreampop, Shoegazer, Alt. Pop Indie Hair Metal Etc. . . Mon - Fri Into The Darkness (8:00PM - 10:00PM EST) -- https://www.spreaker.com/show/ghost-company-radio

  • 00:57

    APRI PRESENTS: Ghost Company Radio - Into The Darkness (EP #14 - 4/7/15)

    in Indie Music

    This episode is pre-recorded from Ghost Company Radio -- Into The Darkness April 7th, 2015 – Episode #14


    About Ghost Company Radio --


    WE PLAY MUSIC THAT YOU WONT HEAR ANYWHERE ELSE, We Are Ghost Company "Into The Darkness" 8:00PM - 10:00PM EST "Saturday Requests" 10:30AM - 12:00PM EST Alternative Chillwave Downtempo Glo-FI/LoFi Dance/EDM, EBM Grunge, Pre-Grunge, Post-Grunge/Metal, Nu-Metal Emo/Goth Hardcore Disco/Nu-Disco Foreign Trip-Hop Hip-Hop, R&B, Rap Blues Synth-Pop Jazz/Nu-Jazz House Industrial Techno Punk Ska Pop/Dreampop, Shoegazer, Alt. Pop Indie Hair Metal Etc. . . Mon - Fri Into The Darkness (8:00PM - 10:00PM EST) -- https://www.spreaker.com/show/ghost-company-radio

  • 00:49

    APRI PRESENTS: Ghost Company Radio - Into The Darkness (EP #16 - 4/9/15)

    in Indie Music

    This episode is pre-recorded from Ghost Company Radio -- Into The Darkness April 9th, 2015 – Episode #16


    About Ghost Company Radio --


    WE PLAY MUSIC THAT YOU WONT HEAR ANYWHERE ELSE, We Are Ghost Company "Into The Darkness" 8:00PM - 10:00PM EST "Saturday Requests" 10:30AM - 12:00PM EST Alternative Chillwave Downtempo Glo-FI/LoFi Dance/EDM, EBM Grunge, Pre-Grunge, Post-Grunge/Metal, Nu-Metal Emo/Goth Hardcore Disco/Nu-Disco Foreign Trip-Hop Hip-Hop, R&B, Rap Blues Synth-Pop Jazz/Nu-Jazz House Industrial Techno Punk Ska Pop/Dreampop, Shoegazer, Alt. Pop Indie Hair Metal Etc. . . Mon - Fri Into The Darkness (8:00PM - 10:00PM EST) -- https://www.spreaker.com/show/ghost-company-radio