cLOUDDEAD - cLOUDDEAD download album
Clouddead (stylized as cLOUDDEAD) is the debut album by American hip hop trio Clouddead. It was released on May 1, 2001 on Big Dada in the United Kingdom and on May 8, 2001 on Mush Records in the United States.
cLOUDDEAD is a compilation of 6 of cLOUDDEAD’s early EPs, the most notable being Apt A, Jimmy Breeze, and Bike. Not to say any of the other rough six parts are under par; every aspect of this album performs brilliantly. The EPs themselves were never separated into tracks within themselves, just sides. So within each side (each EP had two, obviously) there actually reside 2, 3, or 4 mini tracks that can be distinguished.
The debut album from American supergroup cLOUDDEAD, it was released on May 1 2001, and has become a cult classic, decidedly underground and incredibly innovative. It may be one of the first examples of cloud rap, with sparse beats and at times nonsensical lyrics sung and rapped at a lazy pace. They’ve been incredibly vocal in subsequent years about the record. I made a beat, which became She’s Calling -the first track on our first album. I was driving in a terrible snowstorm from Minneapolis with Yoni, and somehow we ended up off the road in an embankment. We missed a tree by this much, and we almost died.
Clouddead number Five" is entirely instrumental throughout both part 1 and part 2, displaying Odd Nosdam's talent for producing. Both tracks consist of multilayered drone samples that remind me heavily of Boards of Canada. Hell, the last section of part 2 sounds like something exactly off of "The Campfire Headphase", even though that came out years later.
Culled from a series of limited 10" releases, Clouddead's eponymous debut isn't so much a fully formed album as it is a well-executed exercise in seasick, proggist psychedelia.
Who's there? cLOUDDEAD. cLOUDDEAD who? That's the question, but few have the same answer. The group got the name from the punchline to the kind of nonsensical joke every kid sister tells. cLOUDDEAD (aka rappers Odd Nosdam, Why? and Dose One), are part of that tinderbox of web-board flamewars, the Anticon collective. cLOUDDEAD's first album, which collects the 10-inches they released from 1998 to 2000, fits this picture perfectly. A" greets with a warm, choral hum, clearly in the Boards of Canada neighborhood. The silence is broken by a dull drum loop and spiral synths, a mix that serves as a prelude to Dose One's verse.
cLOUDDEAD were an experimental hip-hop group from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, consisting of musicians Doseone (Adam Drucker), Why? (Yoni Wolf), and Odd Nosdam (David Madson). Generally Drucker and Wolf provide the group's vocals while Madson produces the music. Occasionally Madson's vocals can be heard, while Drucker and Wolf provide music, especially for the group's second album.