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[MUSIC] Michael Cullen - 'Love Transmitter'

What we sometimes lose sight of, is that there is 
a certain appreciation to be had of the melancholy
certain aspects of love brings out. For Austrailan
singer, songwriter and guitarist Michael Cullen,
his debut solo album Love Transmitter takes that
into account and weighs it well with all the other
more endearing qualities of love. Cullen is no
stranger to music, having been part of a successful
group out of Sydney with his brother in the early
1990’s. Love Transmitter also marks the artist’s
first project since taking an extended break from
performing with the group, Watershed in 1997.

The album is a swirl of emotions laid out track
by track. Cullen’s unique vocal stylings give off
a musk that harken to Lou Reed and Tom Waits
slightly. On ‘Tidal Wave’, there’s a haunting
quality to it draped throughout the song,
especially the chorus. ‘All Used Up’ really strikes
at the core of feeling spent, with guitar riffs
that scale up and down to mimic that bit of
a rollercoaster. ‘Closer’ is somber, with a quick
backing drumline. It does bring home all of
what surrounds someone in the last gasps of
a breakup. Love Transmitter is  an album that
will take you through some familiar thorns but
it also takes you to a couple of hopeful patches
as well. Take a listen to the album below, now
available on re-issue. 

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