Batona News For April 2013

New pines grow where a forest was recently razed. Photo by Evan Wilder.

Spring finally comes to the pines… Following a 4 month hiatus after 2012’s busy release schedule, new things are on the horizon:

• Cloud People’s full length remix album Gone With The Wild finishes their series The Clouds, which was started in 2001. Evan Wilder hopes it will be “as essential as John McPhee’s Pine Barrens to any Piney’s appreciation of the Pinelands”. Expect remixes by Yung Coyote (Pinelands native), Jason Carr (Detroit/Phila/Berkeley), Ambient Fabric (Norway), and At Work (Pine Barrens).

• At Work’s next EP, Noise And Counter-Noise (under construction now), plows into the ubiquitous, cluttered soundscape of commercial coercion with synth riffs and weird, unexpected rock beats on overdrive. Features a verdant remix by Floods.

• Cloud People’s Evan Wilder has been producing a new series entitled Long Shits. It’s described by Cloud People as a “new viral video series of sharable long shots capturing the peacefulness of the Pine Barrens.” Their full-length film, last working title being Wild Refuge, is still in production since it was started in late 2008.

• There are more things planned, including a possible Messier Object release of some sort, and perhaps a collaboration, artwork or (hopefully) a distant future release by the reclusive Pinelands musical and artistic genius, F. Art Marx.

Happy trails,
Batona

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