UMA – Drop Your Soul EP

The accent is on repetition and meditation rather than any musical proof of the artistic renaissance of the newly gleaming German capital (almost inevitably UMA are from Berlin).

 

A marvellous single. The title track (and with the single you get two versions) is beautiful, balanced between some ethereal vocals and deep, dark wells of bass and sometimes crushing electronic dissonance. The Yosi Horikawa mix is a quieter, almost pastoral take on the song that owes more to a folk sensibility than any pro tool wizardry.

The accent is on repetition and meditation rather than any musical proof of the artistic renaissance of the newly gleaming German capital (almost inevitably UMA are from Berlin). The other track, Wild At Heart, couldn’t sound any less wild than it currently does, being some form of controlled and very patient mantra or plainchant - supported half way through by some foggy synths and a deadpan voice. It’s an addictive record and well worth your time.

If their LP is as good as this we could be in for a treat.