Contact Us

Ummagma, ‘Lama’ – Free MP3 Download


Between getting married, moving back and forth between Ukraine and Canada (multiple times) and having a baby, Alexander Kretov and Shauna McLarnon of Ummagma have still managed to create some astounding dream-pop, resulting in two LPs and a split LP with Finland’s Virta.

The duo seems like a match made in heaven, as Kretov (originally from Kremenets in Ukraine) started out experimenting with guitar in the studio, and McLarnon (hailing from Whitehorse, Yukon) focused her endeavors as an a cappella vocalist. So when they met at a concert in Moscow in 2003, it was only a matter of time before they started making music together.

You’re in for a treat when you listen to today’s free MP3, ‘Lama.’ It’s a lovely example of Ummagma’s ability to perfectly combine Kretov’s spacey shoegaze with McLarnon’s ethereal vocals, which have earned her comparisons to the Cocteau Twins and Sigur Ros.

“The composition and recording of this song happened ‘in layers,’ and various stages of relationship, spanning about five years from our pre-baby era until well after she was in kindergarten,” McLarnon told “Composition began in Ukraine and then additional layers were put down after moving to Canada and again after moving back to Ukraine. You know the expression ‘all in good time’… well that was a real ‘chunk of good time.’”

free mp3 download

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Diffuser

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!