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November 9, 2007 10:59 PM   Subscribe

Presenting hip-hop live and weird from cLOUDDEAD.

The only hip-hop crew to be remixed by Boards of Canada (google video), cLOUDDEAD spit dense, difficult-to-decipher lyrics (fan made video with useful deciphering and unneeded asides).

After the droney, poppy and just plain weird trio from Anticon broke up, producer Odd Nosdam stayed droney, rapper Why? got poppier (and made cute videos) and rapper Dose One (and his band Subtle) stayed plain weird.
posted by Bookhouse (14 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Rad! I love 13 and God, and cLOUDDEAD and WHY? are a close 2nd and 3rd when it comes to anticon.
posted by chlorus at 11:26 PM on November 9, 2007

Digging on the Why? track "Good Friday." Most profane Boards of Canada remix ever!
posted by retronic at 11:27 PM on November 9, 2007

Oh Dose One. I dream of running into his splendiferious fauxhawk in Oakland. One day, One day.

Theier Peel Sessions are incredible
posted by OrangeDrink at 11:29 PM on November 9, 2007

Oh, and here's a stream of the Why? / Good Friday remix by Boards of Canada:
posted by retronic at 11:31 PM on November 9, 2007


posted by retronic at 11:32 PM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]

You can hear some Odd Nosdam and Why? stuff (and more) at the Anticon MySpace page.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:10 AM on November 10, 2007

Huh. I had never heard of cLOUDDEAD until two years ago when a MeFite (I'm sorry, I don't remember who) send me a song on a MeFi Swap. Great music.
posted by arcticwoman at 12:15 AM on November 10, 2007

&jsSubtle has a great video for 'FKO'.

In listening to cLOUDDEAD, it took a while to click -- for me it was a band with a steep learning curve but a good payoff. To a new listener I'd maybe suggest starting with Ten and then stepping backward to their self-titled album.

It's not for everyone -- neither is my personal favorite Anticon band, Themselves -- but it's been rewarding personally to grow up listening to Anticon's flavor of "post-hip-hop"/"art-hop"/"experimental"/whatever-you-want-to-call-it. I've seen a number of Anitcon shows and I've enjoyed every one -- especially Alias and Tarsier and 13 & God -- and I'd be remiss to pass up any more that come through.

One more thing I can't resist linking: Anticon jack-of-all-trades Dosh assembling a song called "call the kettle black" on the fly.

Good post, thanks.
posted by churl at 12:37 AM on November 10, 2007 [1 favorite]

Great post - I've been liking Subtle for a couple years now and didn't know about the network of artists around it. And neat analogy to The Flaming Lips in your post title.
posted by ardgedee at 3:09 AM on November 10, 2007

I like cLOUDEAD.
posted by brevator at 7:13 AM on November 10, 2007

people are aborting
full grown goats

posted by jdfalk at 7:39 AM on November 10, 2007

It's all the same shit, but they call it cLOUDDEAD. I've only got two hands and half a head.
posted by nasreddin at 10:37 AM on November 10, 2007

cLOUDDEAD is one of my favorite all time groups. their second album is intense, and the similar but poppier subtle albums are also incredible. someone should do an fpp on the def jux/anticon beef between sole and el-p.
posted by shmegegge at 10:38 AM on November 10, 2007

Blow out the big wick, it's them!
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 12:00 PM on November 10, 2007

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