It may seem like an odd pairing at first, experimental electro-rock duo Drull teaming up with One Direction's bass player Sandy Beales - their musical output has been poles apart - yet after a chance meeting they joined forces and began working on a series of tracks together, bringing in other musicians from around the world for a series of singles to be released in the next year or so. As debut track and free download 'Blind Sea' shows, it actually turned out to be a perfect match.
'Blind Sea' is an amalgamation of sounds and pushes boundaries in much the same way that Drull have always done. Jagged, stuttering beats flit between trip-hop, drum and bass and IDM, with a softer voice leading the way. The production is innovative and sometimes slightly abrasive whist also chiming and adding different effects to the vocal. It's a deep bass that underpins the track though, making the speakers shudder and underlining the fact that 'Blind Sea' is best listened to loudly. With another ten or so tracks ready to go, we could be in for some incredibly interesting music. It may not have been a collaboration that most people saw coming, but it sure as hell works.
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