Watch the debut video from Cambio Sun – the soaring soundscape of ‘Maiden Voyage’, in the hope that you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.
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Cambio sun are composer Charlie Tait and percussionist John Cleworth – one of Australia-via-London’s most revered exciting young duos, set to release their debut album ‘Animal Sense’ this year.
Beginning as Tait’s brainchild, he put his first composition ‘Intuition’ out in 2013, creating a small storm on Majestic Casual and gaining over 400K plays. While still at school Tait followed up the online success of Intuition with six-track experimental EP ‘Retisent’, a glitchy falsetto take on alternative electronic soundscapes, drawing comparisons to Shlohmo, Ben Khan, Bon Iver and Four Tet, with stunning track ‘Mad As they Come’ picking up over 410k+ SoundCloud streams.
‘Maiden Voyage’ sees the pair bring heavily strummed acoustic guitar and pounding piano chords into the mix, complimenting the natural drama of Tait’s falsetto.
The video depicts the track’s titular voyage through the adventures of a small boy who makes his way across dark, empty urban spaces. However despite the innocence of the video’s protagonist the visuals aren’t immune from the sense of creeping dread present in the track itself, a factor aided by the late-night setting of the video. Lit by the trademark hum of early morning streetlights it’s the perfect visual accompaniment to the track’s imposing production.
Tait says of the track “I wrote the skeleton of Maiden Voyage at a beach house on the south coast of New South Wales two years ago. At the time I was listening to a lot of country so the original guitar rhythm was something like what you’d hear on a Johnny Cash record. When I went to record/produce it, I slowed everything down to what the track is now which was more relevant emotionally to the lyrics. I didn’t have an intention of writing about it at the time, but it seems Maiden Voyage is based on the idea of faith. Giving yourself wholly but unknowingly into something you cannot prove but have total belief in.”
‘Maiden Voyage’ sees Cambio Sun at their experimental best, pushing their progressive, immersive sound into previously untouched areas, switching directions with free unpredictability. The duo’s dark, moody, off-kilter sound sits comfortably as a hybrid between Pink Floyd, James Blake, Arcade Fire and Alt-J, with layers building to a remarkable wall of crescendo.