Boomkat Product Review:
Dose One, Why? and Odd Nosdam return to the group that thrust Anticon into the mainstream a couple of years ago. I'm probably not the only listener who feel's that the hip hop shock and awe of Anticon has deminished of late. But fear not fearless b-boys and b-girl's - the avant hip hop masters have struck gold once again. Dose One and Why? together - exchanging hardcore twisted yet beautifully structured poetics (together much more enticing than in solo mode) behind Odd Nosdam's samples, shagged drum machines and crackly vinyl. Lyrically 80% of the time you wander in clouds of abstract thought but when they hit home with the truth it hurts. The emotional power and intensity of a selection of these tracks like 'Son Of A Gun', a searing attack on the NRA. 'Rifle Eyes' is awesome - rapid fire vocalising wrap around a track that's like classic 'Twoism' period Boards Of Canada, only much more spannered. Not a lot more to say about this, just recall the excitement of the first cLOUDDEAD project and feel happy that the magic remains. Highly recommended.