|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
|cLOUDDEAD are hip-hop oracles, not because they've seen the future but because they speak gibberish with a certain complexity, which suggests it's all very profound, actually. The original of "Dead Dogs Two" drones away darkly, like a hip-hop version of stoner rock; but the true visionaries here are Boards of Canada. A remix from the recluses is a rare treat indeed, and they don't disappoint. Sounding a lot more organic than their usual icy electronica, the Boards add sitars, fluttering flutes and a ramshackle bassline for a mix that has much more in common with Captain Beefheart than cLOUDDEAD's pseudo-rapping. - Jockey Slut