Airwaves: Anesthesiac by Womb

With the abundance of talent in the city, we find more reasons to be proud of our very own. Discover the best homegrown artists for your sabbatical accompaniment and discover how Cebu’s music scene is up to par with the rest of the world.

Anesthesiac by Womb (2013)
Anesthesiac by Womb (2013)

Following its formation in 2009, the up-and-coming homegrown band Womb has successfully released its 10-track debut album Anesthesiac. Introduced by a unique mix of trip-hop and electronica genres, Anesthesiac has already gained a following after it ranked #11 in the local music blog Vandals On The Wall’s Top 25 Filipino Albums of 2013. The band is composed of Chai Fonacier on the vocals, Fender Figuera on beats and drones and Anthony Uy on synths and guitar.

Womb (Photography by Joseph Ong/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, April 2013)
Womb (Photography by Joseph Ong/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, April 2013/Chai in floral dress by ARCY GAYATIN)

Known for their sound manipulation using both software and hardware, their ethereal beats perfectly harmonize with Chai’s powerful and soulful vocals. Despite being a new addition to Cebu’s local music scene, tracks like Aftertaste and 10 Second Forever make a perfect addition to any car or commute playlist. Their singles Good and I Miss You recall a serene laid-back day with its down-tempo mood.

Anesthesiac is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.


by Bea Prospero

Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, March 2015. Like Zee Lifestyle Directory on Facebook.

Zee Lifestyle
Zee Lifestyle

Zee Lifestyle strives to capture the pulse of Cebu! As a city-centric lifestyle magazine, it aims to inform and entertain with features on culture, personalities, travel, food, fashion and everything in between. Follow Zee Lifestyle on Instagram at @zeelifestyle.

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