and 'Lost in the View'
We are UMÆ; an international progressive rock outfit formed in 2017, consisting of members Anthony Cliplef (guitar, vocals), Guðjón Sveinsson (vocals, guitar) and Samy-George Salib (drums).
Our debut release, Lost in the View, is a concept album featuring a wide range of performing personnel, including vocalist John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), keyboardist Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson) and bassist Conner Green (Haken).
After meeting and performing together at a music festival in February 2017, Anthony flew from Canada to Iceland to begin collaborating with Guðjón. Demos to the full album were soon formed and forwarded to Samy, who subsequently performed drums on all tracks.
Upon realizing the scope of the project, we enlisted the additional performers needed to see our vision through. The recording process took place at a range of locations, including Revolution Recording, Sundlaugin Studios, Stúdíó Sýrland, as well as various home studios.