The Buzz and the Bloom

by Bill Darby

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Combining traditional song writing and explorative electronic production, The Buzz and the Bloom is fuelled by a fascination with live looping and sampling with accomplished guitar at its heart.

The Buzz reflects on the styles that he has worked in but is also an exploration of the increasingly accessible world of home production. He started out programming weird beats with an Atari ST and Mirage sampler and over time have incorporated mobile and hacked gaming devices, lo and mid-fi recording techniques and home-made instruments.

"On this, his first solo work under his own name Bill brings together rippling rhythms, gorgeous melodic bursts of guitar, and laid-back vocals that may remind some of the polyrhythmic beauty of acts like Mice Parade." RTRFM Local Feature, April 2013


released April 3, 2013

All songs written and recorded by Bill Darby
Mastered by Simon Struthers (Forensic Audio)
Artwork by Ben Crappsley
Layout/design by Alex Yapp
Songs played live with Ten Bit Band



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Bill Darby Perth, Australia

Bill will be known to many from his role in a number of innovative local music outfits, starting out with O!, experimental melodic maths rock band, in Perth in the 90’s.

His work also includes noise art-rock ensemble Gata Negra; indie rock outfit harry smith; Gadzooks! Music Factory and the Broken Wind Ensemble; live electronic music; and more recently he’s worked with songwriter Benedict Moleta
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