Our featured band this month is Buzz Kull, the dark synth solo project of Australian musician Marc Dwyer.
Marc Dwyer’s Buzz Kull project has been around since 2010. His music transcends the traditional archetype of darkwave by pushing aggressive pop sensibilities and focusing on different emotional states and boundaries.
After a few singles and releases he put out over the years, Dwyer released his debut album Chroma (2017), the seminal record was a mass of jagged synth lines and pounding drum machines, a testament to Marc Dwyer’s personal sonic exploration over time.
2018 saw the release of Dwyer’s sophomore album New Kind Of Cross, the record traversed much darker waters than the previous effort, dealing explicitly with themes of isolation, introversion and anger. The music on that record was heavy and unforgiving, blending EBM, darkwave and goth sounds with ease and cynical precision.
New Album ‘Fascination‘
His upcoming third full-length Fascination, is not just about music subgenres we all know and love, it’s about a feeling that comes alive only with the dark and drives you through the small hours just to leave you drained and filled at once.
The creature of the night is on the loose, the sticky dancefloor its natural habitat, its lust for the upside-down world of the club can’t be cured.
Dwyer is doing a sharp job of marshaling sounds from a wide range of influences around some of the moment beats, but when it all comes together as on lead track “Rise From Your Grave”, the provenance of the elements is secondary to the rush they deliver.
Fascination is out worldwide on November 25 Through Avant! Records.