Michael Cullen is an Australian song writer and performer. Michael plays old semi-acoustic guitars and likes recording with tape machines and other analogue equipment.
Michael can be intense and has a baritone voice which ranges in tone from mellifluous near croon to old testament tirade.
Though Michael has been creating music for a while, the volume of recorded output has been slim but the quality has been high.
Michael's debut solo album Love Transmitter has just been re-mastered and re-issued for the American market. Michael is currently recording the long awaited follow up which has the working title of After the Romance.
New Song Preview
A mixing stint was recently completed at Tim Powles' Spacejunk studio for Michael's new album. Nine songs are now complete. Here is a preview version of 'I Walk Alone'.
'I Walk Alone' was recorded at Spacejunk and mixed at Studios 301 Sydney read more ...
Love Transmitter Re-Mastered!
A new audio master has just gone to the pressing plant for Love Transmitter. The album was re-mastered by Andrew Edgson at 301 in Sydney and sounds sooo good. "The original master was fine but I took the opportunity of a re-press to tweak a few things that had always bugged me," Michael said today. read more ...
Love Transmitter (re-issue)
Ten years on the album has been remastered and re-released in a shiny new digi-pack. This is good news as the album was easily one of the most underrated to have arrived in the noughties. The mix of dense sounds, beautiful melodies and sharp witted words made for an absolutely sensational long player. The re-release of the album allows those that missed it first time round a second chance to discover its beauty.
Read the full Tomatrax review here
Gothic love at its best
Filled with a creepy vibe throughout, this song has a subtle, dramatic quality that frames the lead vocalist's deep, hypnotic voice perfectly. Lush, engaging, and addictive more reviews ...
Great album with superb production by Tim Powles
There are some great tracks on this album lots of vocal hooks and indy rocken riffs. Transmission … is a superb track with the accelerator back on-Something about putting his wedding ring in his pocket whilst riding a rocket and meeting a girl who was a love transmitter more reviews ...
Pictures from Latest Recording Session
When recording at Spacejunk 3 recently, Monica Pronk snapped some photographs of Michael putting down the vocal for new song, "Black Dog". see them here ...
Tape Machine for Recording New Album
Michael returns to Spacejunk 3 to put down vocals and guitars on a batch of songs for his new album. Just in time, a vintage MCI 2 inch tape machine has been installed at Spacejunk so that Michael can get that fat, fat sound read more ...
Love Transmitter listed in Tomatrax All Time Top 100 Australian Albums
Indie blog and music magazine Tomatrax has listed Love Transmitter as 18th best Australian album of all time coming in just behind I'm Stranded by The Saints and just ahead of the Sunnyboy's self-titled debut album. read more ...