Rooted in a shared love of melodic dream pop, post-rock and shoegaze & anything 80s, Sounds of Sputnik, Ummagma and Emerald & Doreen Recordings team up once again to bring the bands’ influences from Lush, Curve, Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine, Jesus & Mary Chain together with Emerald & Doreen’s heart for disco & synth wave to create this unlikely, unfathomable but always brilliant “dream house disco noise experience’ for the more adventurous listener.
Sounds of Sputnik recently re-released their debut LP ‘New Born’ feat. Ummagma through hallmark U.S. shoegaze label Moon Sounds Records, presenting a palette of ethereal guitar, powerful drums, lush bass, and clever guitars, topped off with gossamer female vocals. Sounds of Sputnik paired up with Canadian-Ukrainian dreampop duo Ummagma to co-write, produce, and record this album. Ummagma’s Shauna McLarnon and Alexander Kretov also both contribute stunning vocals.
Kicking of Sounds of Sputnik feat. Ummagma ‘New Born Remixed’ is highly acclaimed Red Bull Academy laureate and Tokyo producer Haioka with an intelligent and catchy wall of sound meets Japanese electronica masterpiece. This is followed by Headpocket’s relaxed deep house interpretation.
The Irregular Disco Workers contribute a series of remixes to the release, turning the two original tracks into a funkier soulful experience. After Dim Zach’s journey into Nu Disco, we once more return to the more guitar heavy trade mark drone pop of David Garcet. With Malcolm Holmes (OMD) highly emotional New Romantics infused version of New Born, the official end of the party is spiraling into an eternal night sky crescendo of noisy guitars and Shauna’s wonderful voice.
Bonus tracks include original versions of New Born and Light Scheme, as well as Irregular Disco Workers’ New Born Summer Dub.