The cLOUDDEAD project extended those methods; sharp humor and surreal images leavened the album's odd shapelessness, and the band even managed to eke out a few cogent concert pieces for their tour.
Summary: This is the second group album (as cLOUDDEAD) for three of the founders of the indie hip-hop collective anticon: Why?, Doseone and Odd Nosdam. Genre(s): Indie, Experimental, Rap.
Clouddead's first six 10-inch singles were compiled as a self-titled album, Clouddead, in 2001. Printed on the sleeve of the single "Dead Dogs Two" is "this is cLOUDDEAD number 9 of ten," indicating that as of Ten (2004), Clouddead have finished making music as a group
Ten (Clouddead album). 2004 studio album by Clouddead. Ten. Studio album by. Clouddead. March 8, 2004 (2004-03-08) (UK) March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16) (US). Ten is the second album by American hip hop trio Clouddead Contents. 1 Critical reception.
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.
With their second LP, Ten, MCs Why? and Doseone with beatrinarian Odd Nosdam evade the tendrils of desolation that curled around the last record by riding portly vocal harmonies, distracted poetry and wickedly tailored beats into sophomore maturity. While theres more comforting melodic cohesion on this album, the hovering sadness hasnt disappeared completely. Instead, it has touched down, hardened slightly around the dogs, death, bicycle physics and soldiers delivered in fast raps, rhyme trade-offs and startling samples. True? Doseone: Its really hard to explain why this is the last record.
I intentionally set my standards low, and fully expected a letdown. Now I loved cLOUDDEAD's self-titled album, but listening to it you get the feeling that maybe it was incomplete. Maybe because the tracks on it weren't meant to incorporate an album, they were a cumulative group of vinyl releases they decided to compile and release on CD.
cLOUDDEAD's Ten is a marvel. Though proclaimed a hip-hop album by its makers, it is as much an indie or electronica album, political or ess exploration as it is a hip-hop album. It plays by no rules, something that is both a positive and a drawback. With a burger, you might have to try some weird combos, a lot of which you won't enjoy, to finally come up with that perfect, unique burger that lays the smack-down on all other burgers. This album probably won't sit well upon a first listen, or a fifth, or even tenth