|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 not your average hip-hop trio. Frankly, they're so out there in their own world that Doseone, why? and odd nosdam's (yes, those are the names they have chosen for themselves) grip on the hip-hop link is by the fingernails at the best of times. "Dead Dogs Two" is taken from the group's second album, Ten. The first time I listened to this twelve-inch single I had it at the wrong speed - the reason being that the vocals sound too slow at 33rpm and too fast at 45rpm. I should have realized when "Mulholland Instrumental" was virtually unlistenable but it didn't click until a nagging voice in my head drew me back. This is not negative criticism though, it only adds to the strange intelligence of cLOUDDEAD's music. Perfectly complimented by a Boards of Canada remix that gives the track a strange, Beatles-esque ending, this is the perfect purchase for anyone who considers their tastes left-field. - Indigo Flow