At Work On ‘Order Of The Scolex’ Compilation 2 x Cassette

December 22, 2013

Scolex Recordings - Order Of The Scolex

Our friends at New Jersey’s Scolex Recordings released a massive 44 track compilation (digital & 2 x cassette!).

The carefully coordinated effort highlights the work of 44 different electronic music artists all intersecting at an uncertain place over the horizon that is uniquely Scolex.

At Work contributed “Next Actions (Open Loop)”. It is a new version of “Next Actions” which appears on A Very Slow Collapse (PATH10).

The digital release is available for $0 and up (name your price), or you can purchase the double cassette edition for $10 and get an instant digital download in your choice of full and high quality formats.

We’re very happy to be a part of this collection! While you’re downloading this behemoth comp, check out all these weird and wonderful releases on the Scolex Bandcamp.

Scolex Recordings - Order Of The Scolex

Cloud People Gone With The Wild Remix Album

August 15, 2013

Cloud People - Gone With The Wild

Cloud People arrive at Cloud 9, the end in their series The Clouds. With remix assistance from Jason Carr, Yung Coyote, Ambient Fabric, At Work, and Messier Object, Cloud People end with an album’s worth of the best remixes backtracking through the years while adding a few new ones.

Jason Carr’s remix of “The Oaks” pulls us even further into the wilds, with almost 8 minutes of bewildering excursion ever crossing over into stranger stretches of forest, with only the beat guiding us home.

In 2008, Ambient Fabric and Cloud People exchanged efforts on “Mountains Of Dub”. Ambient Fabric composed new parts, and Cloud People adapted them to a few new versions of the track: one of which appears here as “Ambient Fabric & Cloud People Freehand Cloud Climb”. Ambient Fabric is from Norway, where, unlike the New Jersey Pine Barrens, there are real mountains.

At Work deconstructed and reconstructed “Shamong”—a previously unreleased Cloud People track that goes back to summer 2001. Evan Wilder recalls hearing from his high school history teacher that the name Shamong, a town in the pines, is of Lene-Lenape origin and best translates to “the land of the devil”. If this claim can be verified or disproven, please comment below, because we’ve tried looking into it and didn’t find anything.

Although departed from earth more than 6 months ago, Messier Object left behind a soon-to-expire application of self-simulation, which aptly reprocessed “Winter Starlight”, adapting it to an epic space synth theme driven by extraterrestrial technology. Perfect for high-speed travel and M25 orbital journeys.

Pine Barrens native Yung Coyote produced a mega-mix, stretching the idea of a remix to new boundaries; comprising of “Last Of The Leaves”, “Drums Of Autumn”, and “Beyond The Call Of The Wild” to various degrees of recognizability, with many new original and shifting terrains and field recordings inter-spliced throughout.

Though this retrospective update marks the end of The Clouds and foreseeable recordings of new Cloud People material, there are a few other video and field recording projects to look forward to, following Evan Wilder and his exploration and adventures in the Pine Barrens.

Digital release. Pay what (and if) you want.
Tracklisting:
01 Open Deck Cloud Ship (7″)
02 Blue Sky Gliding Dub
03 Geese Honking (Rough Cut)
04 Awesome Drumset
05 A Pine Barrens Jungle Safari To The Fabled Mountains Of Dub
06 Nubanoc-Noc Pine Barrens Dub
07 Giant Sky Dub
08 Shamong (At Work Mix)
09 Beyond The Last Of The Leaves (Yung Coyote’s ReGen Coda)
10 The Oaks (Jason Carr Remix)
11 Winter Starlight (Messier Object Remix)
12 Through The Wild (Instrumental)
13 Winter Starlight (Extended Night Dub)
14 Ambient Fabric & Cloud People Freehand Cloud Climb

Format: Digital
Released: August 15, 2013
Total Time: 01:24:21
Design: Nice Looking Designs

Batona News For April 2013

April 7, 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