Intended to unfold on your turntable like "a pair of cohesive psychedelic dreams," the new album by Berkeley-based Odd Nosdam is a heady trip into some deep crates. These instrumental beats, composed entirely of found sounds - most sourced from rare and private press vinyl - create a collection of sound collages that present a "treasure trove of unique aural gems" that'll leave listeners awed by the versatility of Odd Nosdam's production style, and for good reason. Odd Nosdam's been a heavyweight producer for avant / art - rappers for more than two decades, and through his productions has created an experimental hip-hop sound that's entirely his own. Ranging from tracks of pure bliss (peep "BEYOND," "THE BURN," or "RE:FLECT" for primers) to gnarly ominous beats (give a listen to "MIRRORS I," "COOKIES," and "MIRRORS II"), this collection of stunning tracks provide "an unsettlingly apt soundtrack to the waking experience of the modern era." Pressed on black virgin vinyl and housed in a colorful inner sleeve, this album will have you swooning, so don't sleep! 8 tracks in all, released by Alien Transistor.
- black virgin vinyl custom cut @ Optimal Media, Germany
- printed inner sleeve
- music label: Alien Transistor 2019
reviewed by Richard Cashmere 4/2019