Odd Nosdam

T.I.M.E. Soundtrack

This latest offering by East Bay beat-meister and Anticon Records
producer Odd Nosdam is a soundtrack to a film with regard to the
ruff-tuff art of skateboarding, This Is My Element. It’s mutant
hip-hop, the kind of Music for Films that Brian Eno might’ve
conjured had he grown up in the East Bay in the 1990s instead of
’60s/’70s England.

“Top Rank” has idyllic, then pensive fragments of melody
ebbing-and-flowing over an eerie dublike metallic/industrial rhythm
matrix. “Root Bark” has a sweetly minimalist (think Philip Glass, Terry
Riley) melody undulating over a crisp, reggae-inflected pulse, while
“One for Dallas” takes a mariachi band into Mayan dub-land, driven by
what sounds like (it’s anybody’s guess) an exultant slide guitar riff.
Then imagine German electronica pioneers Cluster absorbing hip-hop
cadences, and you might well conceive “Wig Smasher.”

Oakland is the future and the future is now, baby.
(Anticon)

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