|MH-026 cLOUDDEAD - Dead Dogs Two
Boards Of Canada team up with cLOUDDEAD for the latest release from Mush's left-leaning trio. Taken from their second full-length release, Ten, cLOUDDEAD's original mix of "Dead Dogs Two" finds the group in top form, as an infectious melody, live bass, and signature drum programming from odd nosdam encompass vocals from Doseone and why?. The bonus cut, "Mulholland Instrumental" comes from the same sessions that spawned parts of their new album, and finds cLOUDDEAD revisiting the sweeping pads and ambient drones of their debut. Starting with the vocals from the original, Boards Of Canada create a new backing track of epic strings and analog keyboards with an absolutely pitch-perfect ending.
|We might just be talking about the unexpected alt.indie hit of the winter. - NME
|If, like, NME, you had cLOUDDEAD pegged as dry, cerebral beatz mechanics, Dead Dogs Two is cause for reassessment. Part They Might Be Giants (in a good way), part Grandaddy, part DJ Shadow, "Dead Dogs Two" sounds like a left-field hip-hop duet between Milhouse and Pee Wee Herman and, yet, is incredibly sad, catchy and full of incredibly vivid imagery... about dogs... who aren't actually dead it turns out. If Zane Lowe or Mark & Lard pick up on this record, we might just be talking about the unexpected alt.indie hit of the winter. - NME