Cull, a dreamgaze outfit from Sydney in Australia is Chumpy (Guitar / Vocals), Solwat (Guitar/ Keys), Fraser (Bass / Vocals) and Julian (Drums).

Cull - dreamgaze from Australia


Ambient distortion would also probably define the sounds of Cull who deliver dreamy textures which leave the listener unaware of the passage of time. Like a slow-motion reel the out-put equally slows down the brain to synchronize with the sounds. The floating half-distortion adds to the sense of the ambient surreal as guitars shimmer inside a veil of synths to beguile the mind to wander with the elegiac compositions.

Don’t anticipate being in a mood to set out on a run after spending time with Cull as the dreamy trance remains long after the music has stopped. The layering of phrases blending midway one into another gives the material something of a psychedelic touch, without it ever journeying into the overly hallucinogenic.

The craft of the quartet is to deliver fairly busy pieces which give the impression of being languid, which they achieve through the calm pacing of the tracks.

A début EP – the four track  Bà Nội (available on iTunes*) which came out in mid-November, should see Cull start the new year in fine style.


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