‘Drokk’ Brings Music Inspired By Dredd’s Mega-City One

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The problem with there being so much stuff on the internet is that it makes it really easy to miss something awesome. However, there are always people who bring these bits to my attention at some point or another. So, with that in mind, this news is over two years late but it’s still 100% worth writing about!

UK musicians Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Ben Salisbury – a soundtrack composer with over 200 film and TV credits to his name, including David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals, Life in the Undergrowth and Life in Cold Blood – teamed up to create an electronic, cinematic score that is entirely inspired by Mega-City One, the city-state that houses one of the most badass law enforcement figures ever: Judge Dredd.

Entitled Drokk, the album features 19 tracks of “stark and spare” electronica, “…with the majority of tracks created exclusively on the Oberhiem 2 Voice Synthesizer…”

You can listen to the album below and then, if you love it, make sure to pick up the extremely limited mega-edition right here.

  • HORSEFLESH

    DROKK was originally intended to be the soundtrack to DREDD -the film- but it didn’t work out so they continued to record their own music with Mega-City1 as an inspiration:

    “We were approached by a friend of [novelist/screenwriter, Dredd
    writer/co-producer] Alex Garland to work on the new
    Dredd film. So we started working on the rough edits, and it was
    amazing, it was great, but it just didn’t work out for reasons that I can’t go
    into.”

    http://www.okayplayer.com/interviews/multiplicity-geoff-barrow-speaks-on-quakers-beak-drokk-portishead.html