Odd Nosdam

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Odd Nosdam
Birth name David P. Madson
Born 1976 (age 38–39)[1]
Origin Cincinnati, Ohio[1]
Genres Alternative hip hop, ambient, dub
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Instruments Sampler
Years active 1998–present
Labels Anticon, Leaving Records, Burnco Recs, Baro, Joyful Noise Recordings
Associated acts cLOUDDEAD, Reaching Quiet, Jel, Serengeti, Kenny Dennis
Website nosdam.bandcamp.com

Having cut his teeth producing warped and bombastic beats as a member of cLOUDDEAD, Nosdam has since gone on to record and release some of the most revered work in the post-millennial, abstract hip-hop world. Through his solo productions and various collaborations and remixes, the Anticon co-founder traces an indelible strain of super-saturated, no-fi weirdness that intersects British IDM, West Coast hip-hop, and ethereal drone. - Bobby Power (Creative Loafing)[2]

History[edit]

Odd Nosdam was first noticed for his production on cLOUDDEAD, the debut album released in 2001 by cLOUDDEAD, his former group with Yoni Wolf of Why? and Doseone.[1] In 2002, under the name Reaching Quiet, Yoni Wolf and Nosdam released their collaborative effort, In the Shadow of the Living Room.[3] Nosdam's third beat tape, No More Wig for Ohio, self-released in 2002, was rereleased by Anticon in 2003.[4]

In 2005, Odd Nosdam released his first proper solo album, Burner, which features Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason of múm, Jessica Bailiff, Andrew Broder of Fog, Dosh, and Dax Pierson, among others.[5] Level Live Wires, Nosdam's second solo album, was released in 2007 and features Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Dee Kesler of Thee More Shallows, Chris Adams of Hood, Jel, and Jessica Bailiff.[6] Also in 2007, Nosdam created the soundtrack for Element Skateboards video This Is My Element and in 2009, released the music as the T.I.M.E. Soundtrack.[7]

Serengeti, Jel, and Odd Nosdam's first collaborative effort, Kenny Dennis EP, was released in 2012.[8] It was followed by C.A.R.,[9] Kenny Dennis LP,[10] C.A.B.,[11] and Kenny Dennis III.[12]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • Anecdoticselfportrait (1998) cassette
  • Plan 9... Meat Your Hypnotis. (1999) cassette
  • Nonametape (1999) cassette
  • Reject (2001) CD
  • Plan 9... Meat Your Hypnotis. (2002) 2LP/CD
  • No More Wig for Ohio (2002) CD
  • No More Wig for Ohio (2003, reissue) 2LP/CD
  • Your American Bonus (2004) 7"
  • Untitled Three (2005) 12"
  • Burner (2005) 2LP/CD
  • Vol. 8 (2006) CD
  • cLOUDDEAD instrumentals (2007) CD
  • Level Live Wires (2007) LP/CD
  • The Exciting Sounds of Level Live Wires (2007) bonus CD
  • This Is My Element Soundtrack (2007) CD
  • Pretty Swell Explode (2008) 2LP/2CD
  • 15 Minutes of Funk (2008) CD
  • Circus Faux Prez Beats! (2008) download
  • T.I.M.E. Soundtrack (2009) LP/CD
  • Vol. 9 (2004-2007) (2010) CD/download
  • If Grill du Rot (1999-2001) (2012) download
  • Vol. 7.1 (2000-2003) (2013) download
  • T r i s h (2013) cassette/download
  • Vol. 17 (2005-2009) (2014) download
  • Music To Psychic Drive By (2014) cassette/download


Mixtapes[edit]

  • Le Mixtape (2001)
  • Le Mixtape Delux (2002)
  • Rap Tapes Mixtape (2005)
  • Le Mix Ambient (2006)
  • Thrift Store Mixtape (2006)
  • Dies of Happiness, of Sorrow, Dreams (2008)
  • Mixtape Super Delux (2008)
  • Nofoolisnotaintready (2009)
  • Albatross Pub Dub (2009)
  • Le Mix Ambient (2013) cassette version

Collaborations[edit]

  • Madtoons Beat Orchestra - "So Long, Mike Part 1" b/w "Black Light District" (2000)
  • Reaching Quiet - "113th Clean" on Ropeladder 12 (2000)
  • Why? / Odd Nosdam - Split EP! (2001)
  • Anticon - We Ain't Fessin' (Double Quotes) (2002)
  • Reaching Quiet - In the Shadow of the Living Room (2002)
  • Odd Nosdam / Drape - Flower Snow Falls (2009)
  • Jel & Odd Nosdam - "Tune in an Afternoon" (2009)
  • Bre'r with Odd Nosdam - Woulds Gallery Show (2009)
  • Odd Nosdam / Matthewdavid - Swedish Fish (2011)
  • Jel & Odd Nosdam - Pot Holes Beat Tape (2012)
  • Jel & Odd Nosdam - Geti Beats Vol. 1 (2012)
  • Bre'r & Odd Nosdam - "0911" (2012)

Productions[edit]

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brown, Marisa. "Biography: Odd Nosdam". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Otis, Erik (November 11, 2011). "Anticon’s Odd Nosdam gives Sound Colour Vibration an exclusive interview". Sound Colour Vibration. 
  3. ^ Thomas-Glass, Daniel (June 25, 2002). "Reaching Quiet - in the shadow of the livingroom". Dusted Magazine. 
  4. ^ Ho, Brian (May 15, 2003). "Odd Nosdam - No More Wig For Ohio". Dusted Magazine. 
  5. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (July 1, 2005). "Odd Nosdam - Burner". Dusted Magazine. 
  6. ^ Love, Joshua (January 18, 2008). "Odd Nosdam: Level Live Wires". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ Sabbath, Chris (February 27, 2009). "T.I.M.E. Soundtrack". XLR8R. 
  8. ^ Weiss, Jeff (March 27, 2012). "Serengeti - Kenny Dennis EP". Pitchfork. 
  9. ^ Galil, Leor (July 13, 2012). "Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, Rockie Fresh, Jel, Serengeti, DJ Tony Trimm". Chicago Reader. 
  10. ^ Roberts, Randall (June 29, 2013). "In Rotation: 'Avalanche' by Quadron, 'Kenny Dennis LP' by Serengeti". Los Angeles Times. 
  11. ^ Martins, Chris (December 11, 2013). "Hear Serengeti and Doseone's Bluesy Rap Bruiser 'Sprung'". Spin. 
  12. ^ Patrin, Nate (November 21, 2014). "Serengeti: Kenny Dennis III". Pitchfork Media. 

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