« on: November 26, 2008, 12:39:17 AM »
I discovered this artist via doing some research on Procyon-X (see my post on his excellent "Ghost of Orion" CD), and found UMOS's music is as amazing as the name of his project. The artist is from New Zealand and style-wise, like Procyon-X, this artist appears to align his work with the "dark astral ambient" genre as opposed to the "ambient space music" category, although some self-descriptions found online referred to Klaus Schulze, Eno, T. Dream, which makes sense once you hear the music. His one album so far, "Lost in Cosmos," fuses deep floating space synths, neo-classical elements, and doom metal via some menacing grungy guitars that weave in and out of the mix. If you liked Oophoi's "Celestial Geometries," Lustmord's "Black Stars," or some of the more cosmic Cyclic Law releases, you will probably be into this. It's dark ambient space music but maybe less abstract and more melodic/structured than those mentioned above. Apparently his album was originally released on CDR but will now be reissued shortly on CD. I am definitely ordering this when it comes out. I'd be interested in opinions about this music, so check out his myspace page, search "undiscovered moons of saturn" in myspace music. 3 nice long track samples available.