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Blue Cast Catalyst

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Pop Psychedelic




"Listen to Blue Cast Catalyst - "Last Words""

By: Spacelab Research Staff
September 15, 2011

Blue Cast Catalyst are crafting perfect indie pop / dream pop hybrids, veering back and forth between both genres, sometimes during the same song, and always blending the two into a surreal sonic experience. The song "Last Words" is the perfect example of their heavily textured aesthetic, both pop gem and otherworldy masterpiece.

It's part of As Bright as Day, which comes out on Sept. 20. Blue Cast Catalyst spent two years making the album, slugging their gear all over New York for rehearsal and recording sessions.

As Blue Cast Catalyst would say "...headphones on. sink in." - Spacelab.TV

"A Band A Day - Blue Cast Catalyst"

The thing that stikes us most about Blue Cast Catalyst is the combination of the old school hip hop beats with the calming vocals. We haven’t heard any combination like this. It’s always a risk for a band to take a new approach to creating music (especially independent artists), but Blue Cat Catalyst nailed it with this combination.

The second-most striking thing to us is their popularity (or lack of it). This band has it all: innovation, widespread music, piercing vocals, lyrics, the instrumentals. Everything. They very-well could be the next popular indie breakthrough.

As Bright As Day is the first solo allbum released by Blue Cast Catalyst. Adam Trull is the sole member in Blue Cast Catalyst being a self-taught, self-made singer/songerwriter along with being a music producer. Adam has been in various projects in the prior years including Sweet Motha’ Child, Death Punch Morning, Boombazi, and iLa Mawana.

Just as a side note- we had the chance to speak to Blue Cast Catalyst, and with the little communication we had with him we could tell he is the most easy-going, easy-to-get-along-with person that has yet to contact us. Take a listen to the solo album, As Bright As Day, below. -

"IMD Pick of the Week"

New York’s own Blue Cast Catalyst releases their latest CD entitled As Bright as Day in 2011. The band consists of 2 core members Adam Trull & John Deming.
The CD kicks things off with “Last Words” a warm & inviting intro piece that delivers dynamic synthetic rhythm against mesmerizing vocals, piano, horn section, built on a rich sonic foundation that peaks & valleys its way through to emotional fruition. Track 2 “Hole in the Ground” shifts gears a bit with mesmerizing intro, eventually lending itself to catchy Electronica piece delivering inviting moog bass, sizzling solo guitar pyrotechnics against thought-provoking lyrical content. Track 3 “Sold Your Soul” delivers yet another impressive track with its methodical intro, eventually lending itself into an impressive heart felt ballad with an amazing finale. The CD makes a good first impression delivering 3 compelling tracks in a row. This music is rather hard to pigeonhole. I would classify this music as Alternative Electronica with brief splashes of Power Pop, chill, dub, & even Melodic Pop. Despite this it's quite amazing how refined BCC’s sound is. I especially like the theatrical element of this production - very dynamic, progressive, & melodic. Note for note, song for song it will definitely keep you entertained lifting your spirits without even trying. The CD flows extremely well song to song & note for note. There are also lush layers of melodic instrumentation, lush harmonies & original sonic touches sprinkled everywhere. This is the strong suit of this production & its obvious BCC has put allot of time crafting this production. Clearly these 2 are capable composers & the vocals fit this style of music perfectly – passionate, heartfelt & warm. From grooving “Eternal” to hypnotic “ Floating In Disorientation” to upbeat “ MBM” to striking “The Screaming Whispers” this CD has something for just about everyone. The CD ends with “St. Patrick” the perfect finale statement for a CD of this caliber.
All songs over 3.5 minutes tend to drag you to the finish line. It’s fair to say a few pieces take too long to develop or end with their extended intro & outros. At times the CD sounds extremely synthetic & sonic - lacking strong musical depth & texture. I would wager BCC recorded this whole CD's with nothing more a PC, & Program & a microphone. World class CD's of this genera make an extra effort inserting more live segments into the mix. BBC was going in the right direction adding hors, & solo guitar into the line-up - but it's safe to say more instrumentation is needed to give this CD a 10 start rating. Due to lack of musical depth the CD sounds extremely one dimensional with a musical foundation built on a house of cards
From start to finish As Bright As Day by Blue Cast Catalyst is a strong musical statement. The music is highly melodic, polished & packed with powerful emotions & passion. The writing creativity of these 2 is clearly a force to reckoned with. It would be wise to keep a watchful eye on them.
Cyrus Rhodes -


As Bright As Day - LP - (9/20/11)



Blue Cast Catalyst, or BCC, is the moniker of New York City-based, psychedelic-pop composer, Adam Trull and a rotating roster of performers.  Originally hailing from New Hampshire, Trull is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, song-writer, and producer. 

Trull got his start in music while studying music-theory and performance in middle-school.  While studying business at the University of New Hampshire, Trull performed with regional art-funk project Sweet Motha Child, where he met the future co-creators of Blue Cast Catalyst (namely John Deming, Matt Soucy, and others). 

Blue Cast Catalyst was originally formed as a side-project for Trull, while performing as a trumpet player in Boston-based roots-reggae band iLa Mawana.  After relocating to New York City in May 2009, Trulls artistic endeavors became solely focused upon developing BCCs music. 

In early 2011, following the release of his first album, As Bright As Day, Trull stumbled across a Brian Wilson biography.  Shortly thereafter, he spent months studying The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Panda Bear / Animal Collective, and other psychedelic musicians and authors.  Concurrently, his studies veered his interest to the Wall of Sound technique, originated by producer Phil Spector and later tweaked by such artists as My Bloody Valentine and Tame Impala. 

With the help of John Deming and five other BCC family-musicians, Trull began writing and recording the music for his sophomore release, Socrates Sculpture, in October 2011.  Spanning over twenty-four months of writing and recording, Socrates Sculpture, influenced by 60s psychedelia and Wall of Sound production, grew into a grand coagulation of dense vocal arrangements, sloshy rhythm sections, and bombastic horns.   

At times, the sweet, sugary sound bursts from the seams, drenching the listener in blissful chaos.  Socrates Sculpture is akin to gazing into a blissfully chaotic kaleidoscope of slippery 60s psychedelic-pop, amassing into a mammoth Wall of Sound melodic madhouse. Influenced by such legendary artists as The Beach Boys and Phil Spector and such polarizing culture figures as Kurt Vonnegut and Stephen Hawking, it is a satirical and honest look into the mind of a studied-musician turned corporate worker-bee turned psychedelic pop composer.

In September 2011, BCC self-released their first LP, with strong reviews:

  • their heavily textured aesthetic [is] both pop gem and otherworldly experience (
  • they very well could be the next popular indie breakthrough (
  • crafting perfect indie pop / dream pop hybrids (
  • it would be wise to keep a watchful eye on them ( 

BCCs sophomore album is scheduled to release on June 17th, 2014.

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