UMA – Drop Your Soul
“O child, do not practice austerities!”
UMA, are an experimental, electronic pop duo from Berlin.
Mixing deep electronic rhythms & bass sounds with haunting and beautiful choir like vocal chants.
Debuting with 5 songs between sound-tinkering avant-garde and soothing catchiness this Berlin based duo (husband & wife) has forged a daring mix of deep electronic rhythms and hauntingly vocal chants.
Forming in late 2011 their first EP was recorded in the couple’s idiosyncratic home studio in Berlin using analogue synthesizers/drum machines and digital recording equipment as it aims to sonically and lyrically capture the most elusive everyday moments.
Late 2011, also saw Ella invited to take part as a student at the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) in Madrid, Spain, a once in a lifetime opportunity that coincided with yet another amazing opportunity, to play their first live show with the legendary Silver Apples. An experience, that, to their great surprise, not only saw Simeon (Silver Apples) becoming an instant fan, but his agreeing to feature on Drop Your Soul.
Recording the EP was quite an intense experience, they recall:
“Apart from being married we both have strong personalities with strong views when it comes to creative expression which can be very challenging.”
Ella grew up in the middle of nowhere, spending her early life studying classical music and singing in choirs. Venturing into bigger cities (Vienna, Berlin) she found herself drawn into a thrive DIY and electronic music scene which she gladly started to explore.
Flo grew up in suburbia and taught himself to play guitar by covering glam rock bands. The mid 90’s saw him buy a computer, which started a life long obsession with producing and recording music.
Their collective influences spanning classical to Throbbing Gristle, by way of Bjork, Laurie Anderson, Bowie, Beck and Animal Collective, to name but a few.
The EP will also be available as 7” via Enraptured Records.The full EP (CD) will also be available via Seayou Records.
A full album is planned for early 2013.