Sounds of Sputnik – Shades of the Cosmos

I’ve been on a shoegaze kick lately. It’s not intentional per se at all. Part of it is just that the shoegaze bands are showing up on my feeds. In any case, Russian artist Sounds of Sputnik (aka Roman Kalitkin) released their “New Born” lp on Monday. This is a collaboration with Ummagma. The whole album is worth a listen, but let’s start with Shades of the Cosmos. Parts of Shades of the Cosmos made me think Seam without the vocals. That works for me at least.

Pinkshinyultrablast – Umi/Holy Forest

Bear with this one. Some poppy shoegaze from Saint Petersburg. And yes, I feel obligated to emit this pink shiny ultrablast to my lovely girlfriend Jen. Who may or may not be looking.