Memum was born in 2014 when the critically acclaimed Lp Became a Leaf was released by German boutique-label Unperceived Records. By collecting and sampling the sounds of nature, using time- stretched layers of synth pads, field recordings and piano Georgos honed Memums’ sound in this collection of compositions celebrating birth and decay. Remixes of several tracks from Became a Leaf were done by electronica, ambient and neo-classical artists Hior Chronik (GR - K7!, Mü-Nest), Henrik José (SE - 23 Seconds) and Noemi Bolojan (AU - 1631 Recordings).
‘A smooth, piano-laden album Became a Leaf seems destined to become a fall classic’
- A Closer Listen (US)
In 2011 Georgos found a soul-stirring collaborator in Benedikt Frey and formed the krautrock and disco inspired side-project vtothed. This lead to a string of releases on Greta Cottage Workshop (Swayzak, Nicolas Jaar) and rotation on BBC Radio Station.
Georgos’ first moniker Locoto was a project more rooted in the electronic and ambient-pop world, creating remixes for artists Boozoo Bajou (K7!, R&S Records), Slackwax (Modernsoul), Frames (SPV, Long Branch Records), Feral & Stray (Mikrokleinstgarten) and more before finishing his first solo album Awakine which was released on Modernsoul/Universal Music Publishing. After the release he began his studies in popular music production and education at the Institut für Musik in Osnabrueck while he supported the album with live performances in Germany and Greece.
David is from a small village in a valley near Stuttgart, Germany where he first started to examine the soundscapes of the daily goings-on of his home and spatial acoustics that he found soothing and curative to the worries of childhood. He studied classical piano and lyre before delving into composing and improvisation, inspired by the eclectic mix of records he found in his musician father’s record shop.