Anticon veteran producer and beatsmith Odd Nosdam tailors each song to fit the style and cadence of the Element rider it accompanies. And on its own, quite simply, this album is a banger. Only 1,000 copies made. --- From its opening moments, the T.I.M.E. Soundtrack menaces thump-driven destruction. 'T.I.M.E. In' sports an ominous SP1200-crunched beat that stomps into the fore like Godzilla into Nagasaki, while Nosdam's trademark pops and quirks flit overhead. The Chad Muska-inspired 'Trunk Bomb' aggressively boom-baps its way to rhythmic bliss via chopped breaks and arpeggiated synth, while 'Fly Mode' (co-produced by Jel and fashioned after the fluid stylings of Brent Atchley) is a loping, folksy instrumental that blows through like a summer breeze. --- Throughout the T.I.M.E. Soundtrack, Nosdam's approach--decidedly upbeat, mobile, and spontaneous--cements the guitar-driven rollick of 'We Bad Apples' to the funky minimalism of 'Zone Coaster' to the sweet toughness of 'Ethereal Slap.' Elsewhere Nosdam proves his hand at big and grimey ('Cop Crush' for Bam Margera), melodic and gorgeous ('Root Bark,' for Mike Barker, also co-produced by Jel), and heaving and stoney ('One For Dallas,' for Levi Brown). 'Top Rank' leaks in like steam over lo-bit guitars and a warm dubby bounce designed for child prodigy Nyjah Huston, then morphs into a slow-pulsing, textured epic just as apt for rolling--by board or by car--through any concrete jungle. But the second-to-last track 'Wig Smasher,' conceived for Tony Tave, sends the T.I.M.E. Soundtrack soaring to the stratosphere. The slow burn of steady organ builds and builds from a bedrock of record static, ambient fuzz, skittering drums and 808 bass, culminating in a five-alarm blaze of beat-driven sound collage. It's an anthemic near-end to a larger-than-life song cycle."
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