Based in Melbourne, Australia, Xumb is a collaboration between Si (Wagons) CeceTV (the Daze, THOI) and NIR (Nurse In Reverse). The trio combine elements of their own musical projects on the enchantingly and wilfully ambiguous Cali Sun.
Lush and languid, breathy vocals echo longingly over a booming bassline and tricky percussion, evoking the feeling of being baked under a hot summer sun. One where you know the ambrosia-like heat is not good for you, the warmth and stillness siphon away the urge to escape to safer climes.
The synths come in like a faint breeze, taking the edge off the hidden danger that lies underneath the fragile, cosmic jewel.
Cali Sun is from the Xumbwhere album, which is out now on Bandcamp and can also be streamed on Soundcloud.