|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
|Is this hip-hop? Who should give a shit? Distant musical relations of Boards of Canada (who provide a remix here), cLOUDDEAD's almost unplaceable strangeness is evident in their monikers - Doseone, why? and odd nosdam. Imagine the Beastie Boys having undergone some Mogadon-induced epiphany and you're not even half way there. A boneless mélange of incidental beats, lethargic drones and deadpan chimes, with "emcees" giving quasi-autistic vent to competing streams of consciousness, this is an oddly beautiful experience from which it's impossible to avert your ears. The upcoming album will be a mandatory purchase. Single of the Week. - The Guardian