Batona efforts that happened in 2016, from New Jersey to you.
Cloud People's Evan Wilder has been active expanding Pine Barrens field recordings in both series Hit Record and Long Shits. Hear and see them below.
Hit Record 2016 field recordings:
8 • April Evening Bay Sounds
9 • At Evan's Bridge With KD
10 • All Hallow's Eve At Carranza Memorial
11 • December Swamp Stream
12 • Late Autumn Snow Falling On Dead Leaves
Long Shits by Evan Wilder 2016 videos:
31 • Crows At Absegami
33 • Eno's Pond In May
34 • November Supermoon Rising Over A Medford Backroad
35 • Sirius Slides Across December Sky
Full playlist starting at 2016's efforts:
Work continues on a New Jersey Statewide Tour which "has been sporadically underway due to financial and tragic interruption".
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.
From Headphone Commute comes a massive compilation (6 hours/87 tracks long) of modern classical, ambient electronic, and experimental to relieve victims of Hurricane Sandy: ... and darkness came.
It is to be released December 10 via their Bandcamp page .
Best described here , by Stephen Mejias, on his Stereophile Magazine Blog:
On the morning of November 7, about a week after Sandy hit our area, the people behind Headphone Commute, a website devoted to the appreciation of music and high-quality sound, reached out to their favorite artists and asked if they’d like to donate tracks for a compilation, the entire proceeds of which would go to Doctors Without Borders and The Humane Society, in an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
By midday, Headphone Commute had received confirmations from 10 artists, included among them acclaimed pianist Nils Frahm. Over the next several days, more artists eagerly offered contributions. Today, the roster of musicians reads like a “Who’s Who” in the worlds of modern classical, ambient electronic, and experimental music...
Clint Mansell • Max Richter • Nils Frahm • Hauschka • Machinefabriek • Valgeir Sigurðsson • Dustin O'Halloran • Christoph Berg • Hummingbird • Simon Scott • Marcus Fischer • Peter Broderick • Black Swan • Rival Consoles • Lawrence English • Kate Carr • Ólafur Arnalds • Waves On Canvas • Maps And Diagrams • Dalot • Good Weather For An Airstrike • Leah Kardos • Ezekiel Honig • Mark Templeton • Radere • Fabrizio Paterlini • Netherworld • Talvihorros • Pleq feat Strië • Antonymes • Brambles • Clem Leek • Minus Pilots • Olan Mill • Ian Hawgood • loscil • Bersarin Quartett • Hammock • M.Cadoo • Jóhann Jóhannsson • Rafael Anton Irisarri • Helios • Mike Jedlicka • Christopher Willits • Celer • :papercutz • Dakota Suite • Kreng • Anoice • Takahiro Kido • Yuki Murata • Aria Rostami • Peter Prautzch • The Frozen Vaults • riverrun • pinkcourtesyphone • David Wenngren • offthesky • Autistici • A Bleeding Star • Kane Ikin • Sun Hammer • Roel Funcken • Wabi Experience • Jase Rex • James Murray • Scanner • Erik K Skodvin • Julien Neto • Absent Without Leave • Last Days • Stray Ghost • Trifonic • Marcus Fjellström • Gen Ken Montgomery • David Newlyn • Boy Is Fiction • SaffronKeira • Ben Lukas Boysen • Somatic Responses • Évo Lëthi with Monolyth and Cobalt • Ex Confusion • Seth Chrisman • wndfrm • Infinite Scale • Floods
Floods offered their track "We Broke: Down (Life After Sandy - At Work Instrumental)", which was remixed by At Work.
... and darkness came became a number one seller on Bandcamp within hours.
Flying Lotus tweets:
Headphone Commute ● … And Darkness Came
About Headphone Commute:
Headphone Commute is an independent online magazine covering electronic, experimental and instrumental music. Since 2007 the site has been featuring album reviews, artist interviews, label profiles, music festivals, and an award-winning podcast.
Curated by: HC
Digital Download (via Bandcamp)
Formats: MP3 V0, MP3 320, FLAC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, ALAC, WAV, AIFF
Release Date: December 10th, 2012
Price: $10 USD (or more on donation basis)
Benefits: Doctors Without Borders / The Humane Society
Genre/Styles: Ambient, Dark Ambient, Shoegaze, Modern Classical, Cinematic, Drone, Experimental
Official URL: www.headphonecommute.com
Available at: headphonecommute.bandcamp.com