Omodada feat. Tik Tu
All My Gods + Ummagma Remix
Moon Sounds Records (USA)
Release: 16 February 2016
Moon Sounds Records to Release Debut Single from Ukraine’s Omodada / Tik Tu + Ummagma Remix
MUSIC VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLtJ5jsPiWc
DOCUMENTARY ON OMODADA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vvdwuWB_Mk
NEWS CLIP ON OMODADA / TIK TU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UuC1yGFSbs
TIK TU PERFORMANCE Hi5 STUDIO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkJXdgfUaOI
“A bliss injection you cannot deny… with vocals like a silk tablet that goes down smoothly” – The Sound of Confusion
“All My Gods is where ambient, arpeggios, and angelic vocals combine in a stairway of revelry… a wicked remix here like a sweet molasses slow burner, sweeping and trippy” – Overblown Magazine
“Really fantastic musical suspense and angelic vocals from Tik Tu’s Natalia Bagriy. I will be watching this Ukrainian artist more closely from now on” – Stereo Embers Magazine
“Extraordinary output – pads, synths, drums machines and very warm voice that are sure to take you on a special trip” – Zone Nights Magazine
“Experimental dreamy music like a pop spacecraft that is both fresh and atmospheric” – Sound and Vision
FOR LOVERS OF: The Knife, Massive Attack, GusGus, Röyksopp, Bent, Imogen Heap, Onuka, Frou Frou
U.S. label Moon Sounds Records (Texas) has announced the signing of Ukrainian artist Omodada feat. Tik Tu for their debut single ‘All My Gods’. This single is slated for release on February 16 and features the original track, along with an impressive downtempo remix by Canadian-Ukrainian dreampop indietronic duo Ummagma.
Omodada is the solo project of Lesik Drachuk, a multi-instumental artist and producer, based in Ternopil, western Ukraine. In 2015, he debuted with his neo-psychedelic “Kimnaty” EP, recorded and produced at his own studio Shpytal Records. The EP was met with critical acclaim and featured prominently in many ‘Best of 2015’ lists, including the no. 2 Ukrainian Release according to UK blog The Sound of Confusion and the no. 9 single internationally according to America’s Stereo Embers Magazine, in which Ummagma also featured at no. 5.
All My Gods (feat. Tik Tu) is an epic song about bringing humanity to another planet. “We are big fans of Canadian-American engineer Elon Musk, who is well known by Tesla Motors and SpaceX. His big work now is about colonising Mars,” explains Lesik Drachuk. “Nataly Bagriy (Tik Tu) is on vocals, trumpets and clarinets, making the music sound even more epic. We wanted to create an atmospheric picture with a view on eternal space, envisioning ourselves singing this song in a spaceship leading us to the red planet. We consider ‘All My Gods’ as a perfect soundtrack for the Discovery Science channel.”
Lesik Drachuk got his musical start as a performer in the punk-folk bandLos Colorados, where he played drums and bass, as well as contributing back vocals. Between touring Europe and Canada, the band released several viral cover videos with nearly 7 million collective views on Youtube.
Tik Tu is an indiepop band formed in 2014 from the ashes of the project Echo Gardens, a trip hop band that released two albums and toured Ukraine and Eastern Europe for two years. Comprised of the same musicians – Roman Boshko (bass), Nataly Bagriy (flute, keyboards) and Lesik Drachuk (guitar) – Tik Tu creates an entirely different genre of music and utilizes additional instruments. They bring an eclectic mix of electronic and live sound, using samplers, flute, violin, drums and guitars during live performances. Nataly give a delicate vocal performance with lyrics in English, Ukrainian and Lithuanian.
Lesik Drachuk is the one common denominator between Omodada and Tik Tu. Since Omodada is actually a studio project, Lesik relegates his live performances to drumming for Tik Tu. The trio released their first single “Kolyhana” in 2014, followed by ‘Puh’, ‘Zvoni’, ‘Tvoye Moye’ and ‘Malyusiky’ in 2015. They have primarily been gigging in Ukraine, and recording their debut album in an abandoned village, far from the city noise.
The Ummagma Remix features as the B-side. Known for their ethereal compositions and for tastefully blending multiple genres, Ummagma are also known for their work with such notable musicians as Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), Malcolm Holmes (OMD), Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver, Brian Jonestown Massacre), and Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albarn, Lords of Acid), among others. In 2014, their collaborative LP ‘New Born’ with Moscow’s Sounds of Sputnik held in America’s CMJ college radio charts for 7 weeks – longer than any other release from the former Soviet Union. It also earned Sounds of Sputnik a Jagermeister Indie Award. In 2015, Ummagma released their ‘Frequency’ EP, which was included in over 30 blog ‘Best of 2015’ lists.
On February 12, Tik Tu will be playing in concert at Kyiv’s Mezzaninevenue (Nyzhnoiurkivska vulytsia 31, Kyiv, Ukraine).
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