sábado, 29 de septiembre de 2012

Everything Ukraine: New Single from Nameless featuring Ummagma

Musica Media is pleased to present a preview of the new joint single by the Ukrainian psych-rock band Nameless (UA, Ternopil) featuring Ummagma. The latter group released its two debut albums in mid-July, which we reviewed here and whose video we reviewed here, and the Canadian/Ukrainian duo has already been recording new material. While Nameless may be somewhat less known on the international music scene than in their native Ukraine, they are not a new group at all. In fact, Nameless is considered to be one of the ‘grandfathers’ of indie rock music in Ukraine, where both bands are currently living.


Es para MusicaMedia un gusto presentar este adelanto del split single de Ummagma junto a la banda de rock psicodelico Nameless( (UA, Ternopil). Ummagma  lanzo sus dos albums debut a mediados de julio, los cuales reseñanos hace un tiempo, igual que uno de sus videos. Namless aunque es relativamente nuevo en la escena internacional, llevan bastante como banda.De hecho Nameless es considerada como una de las bandas primigenias de la escena indie-rock en Ucrania, donde ambos proyectos residen ahora.




The song "Dandelions and Bees" was recorded and produced by Alexx Kretov (from Ummagma) in Ummagma’s own studio in Kremenets, western Ukraine. Sweetlana Forlove, the vocalist in Nameless, and Zoryan Bezkorovajny, the group’s founder and mastermind, explain that this is a song about an amazing vision, inspired by life in the city of Ternopil, where they currently live. The lyrics are based on the writings of Vasyl Makhno, a celebrated Ukrainian poet, who now lives in New York. 



La cancion "Dandelions and Bees" fue grabada y producida por Alexx Kretov ( de Ummagma) en el estudio de Ummagma en Kremenets al oeste de Ucrania. Sweetlana Forlove la vocalista de Nameless, y Zoryan Bezkorovajny el fundador del grupo y cerebro detras de la banda, explican que la cancion esta basada sobre una sorprendente vision inspirada por la vida en la ciudad de Ternopil, donde viven actualmente. La letra esta basada en los escritos de Vasyl Makhno un celebre poeta Ucraniano, que ahora reside en Nueva York.




As for Nameless, this neo-psychedelic (some say psych-folk) band was founded in 1992 and continues to be a celebrated veteran of the indie rock scene, with many groups of that era having disbanded long ago. Like Ummagma, the leaders of Nameless are also married, which could be one of the secrets to their long-standing success. This band’s repertoire is rooted in the aesthetics of the 1960s, and their original renditions feature a wonderful unique style “that breathes high and positive energy”, explains Mike Cormier, the head of the Davenport Collective, the Cleveland-based indie label that Nameless is signed to.

En cuanto a Nameless, esta banda neo-psicodelica ( o de folk-psicodelico podria decirse) fue fundada en 1992 y continuna siendo un gran referente de la escena indie rock, tomando en cuenta que muchos grupos de esa epoca se desunieron hace mucho. Igual que Ummagma los lideres de Nameless estan casados , lo que podria tomarse como uno de los secretos de su largo exito como banda. Su repertorio incluye  temas de los años 60's mientras que sus canciones originales tienen un maravilloso y único estilo  que respira grandes dosis de buena energia, explica Mike Cornier, el cerebro de Davenport Collective, el sello independiente con base en Cleveland del que Nameless hace parte.



Both Ummagma, which has been making music for 8 years, and their older siblings Nameless, who recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, are two indie bands that don’t follow the standard showbiz pattern and they are happy to follow their individual paths. So far, both groups have defied all such standards of mass culture.

Ummagma ha estado haciendo música durante 8 años, y sus hermanos mayores Nameless han celebrado recientemente su 20 aniversario, ambas bandas no se rigen por las reglas del negocio musical y están felices de seguir su propio camino, desafiando con su música el standar de la música comercial




So, despite geographic proximity, it is no surprise that these two bands have also teamed up musically. For those who have not yet encountered Ummagma’s music, their first two albums brought the world an epic soundscape mixture of dreampop, progressive rock, post-rock, post-punk, ethereal/ambient, and indie rock rarely seen since the early 4AD era. This latest release represents a welcome addition to the band’s repertoire as it takes them beyond their already-wide range of musical genres into what appears to be new and welcoming territory. As for Nameless, this song is a pleasant introduction to our listeners and we look forward to hearing more from this East European group

Tomando en cuenta la cercanía geográfica, no es una sorpresa que esta dos bandas se hayan juntado musicalmente. Para los que no han tenido la oportunidad de escuchar Ummagma, sus dos albums debut muestran una mezcla de dreampop, rock progresivo, post-rock. post-punk, ethereal/ambient, y Indie rock raramente visto desde las primeras bandas del sello 4AD. Este ultimo lanzamiento agrega al repertorio de la banda una nueva dimension a su ya amplio abanico de sonidos, llevandolos a un nuevo territorio. En cuanto a Nameless  es una buena manera de presentarlos a nuestros lectores y escuchas y esperamos pronto traerles mas novedades de esta banda del Este de Europa.


Credits:
Sweetlana Forlove - vocals, tambourine, keyboards 

Zoryan Bezkorovajny - guitar, vocals 


Alexx Kretov - guitar, drums, recording, producing

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