Some two years ago, the Los Angeles-based duo of Ben Bruce and Dylan Gold — who dubbed themselves um.. — began turning industry heads with their pay attention EP. Since then, um.. have amassed a significant cult following for music productions that were ominous, complex, and bizarre; at times, humorous, but above all, amorphous in form.
During a recent Reddit AMA, these prodigies of peculiarity said a split was inevitable, although it was unclear when that time was coming. That is, until October 19, when the duo hinted at the impending split in a video blasted across their socials. The reasoning behind the break-up have been left purposefully vague.
Deemed a “fundamentally dadaist act” by DA, um.. have now released their final track. As the um.. fanbase mourns this loss, listeners can enjoy one last bass heavy track with their signature off-kilter sound design, low-fi synths, and melancholy glitches.