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Dryft - The Blur Vent

Dryft

The Blur Vent

n5MD

Released: 7th July 2014 | 10 track ambient album

Dryft has always been a way for Mike Cadoo to experiment within the sonic terrain of electronic music. Having started Dryft in 1999 as a side project from his then full-time gig as frontman of post-industrial amalgamate Gridlock to explore and produce re-imagined forms of Darkstep. he subsequently released the critically acclaimed album Cell. Cadoo rather fluidly arced the project into Clip-Hop territory and released the Mytotic Exyt EP (Component). After an eight year hiatus Dryft reappeared in 2012 with the Ventricle full-length (n5MD). On Ventricle Cadoo merged previous experiments in bass music with post-industrial, dirge-paced 2-step and nugaze. One, by now, could surmise that different types of bass music have been the backbone of Cadoo's work as Dryft. The new album, The Blur Vent, finds Cadoo yet again adding new textures and styles to Dryft's phonic scuffle. Beginning where its predecessor left us hanging, The album quickly launches us into some mutant after party where Drag, Future Garage, Drone and even R&B elements have been defaced to fit Cadoo's skewed vision of Dryft in 2014.