Littoral - Hummel

Hummel is Andy Cummins, originating from Wellington, his first release being a 2001 self-titled album. Specialising in downbeat electronica, contrasting with acoustic guitar and vocals.

He has been variously described as “..musical contrasts with fluid transitions. A token; a watermark; a collage; a correlation. A simple, textural, tonal montage.” .. and so on.

But what you need to know is that this is a great, laid back track, bringing a nice touch of variety and vocals to a world of chillout similarity. The 4-minute journey starts light, and a zesty best starts around one minute in, carrying us through with spaced backing vocals – or backing hums. Somehow it grows into a crashing riff for a second before winding down.