ANNOUNCEMENT! BUZZ KULL - ‘chroma’
Buzz Kull's debut LP, 'Chroma', is out Thursday, April 20th. After five years of steady refinement and consistent practice, Sydney's Marc Dwyer is finally set to unveil his first body of work.
The album is a mass of jagged synth lines and pounding drum machines, a testament to Dwyer's personal sonic exploration over time. Each song on Chroma transcends the traditional archetype of darkwave by pushing pop sensibilities, focusing on different emotional states and boundaries.
Having only released a swathe of singles over the past five years, as well as the eponymous Buzz Kull 7" on Fabrika records, Dwyer has remained an elusive but omnipresent figurehead of darker electronics within Sydney.
In 2013, Dwyer embarked on a month long tour of the United States, supporting Black Marble. A major feat for an underground Australian artist, Dwyer states - "That tour served as the impetus for most of the album's material. I was struggling, so it was very interesting to have the contrast play out between my mental state and my surroundings."
The album was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Jonathan Schenke (Whose previous work has graced the recordings of Parquet Courts, The Men, and Sun Ra).
Chroma takes cues from the sound of darkwave at it's best, whilst wrangling the genre forcefully into the present. It rips the rose-coloured glasses from the 21st century, stepping on them in the face of an otherwise glamorous and hedonistic generation. Music that personifies our collective insecurities.