Floods Arrive

April 10, 2008

Floods on the shore of the Hudson River. Photo: Phil Ritz.

Batona Welcomes Floods

Batona is very happy to announce Floods has joined us and we will be putting out their album Transmission this summer.

Floods is Stephen Mejias, guitarist of New Jersey's Multi-Purpose Solution, with his close friend, Brother Todd.

Stephen writes, sings and plays guitar. Todd records, edits, deconstructs, adds synthesizers, and creates the beats.

Floods is a natural Batona band and their sound easily matches both environments that they originate from. From the lights of Jersey City to the vast emptiness of the Pine Barrens, Floods can always be heard, if one can just tune out everything else.

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Introducing Cloud People, and their new EP, “A Wild Feeling”

November 22, 2007

Available Now

Cloud People's first, A Wild Feeling, has been released on several digital music stores. They will be available in a few weeks on iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, and a few other outlets. High quality FLAC and DRM-free, 320 KBPS MP3s to follow.

Post update: It's 2019 now and if you are reading this and you still may want this EP, get it on Bandcamp.

Cloud People - "A Wild Feeling" - PATH2

Aside from indulging in the rare scallion pancake or occasional live appearance…

Cloud People spent the last few years in the vast stretches of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, gathering and honing their dubbed-out electronics amongst the course sands and quiet evergreens.

The first harvest is ready. Complete with a cornucopia of micro-edit intricacies and breaks broken up with the live biodynamic conga mastery of Samuel Michael Moskalik, Batona Music lets loose Cloud Peoples’ first – “A Wild Feeling”.

This first Cloud People output also marks the start of the Cloud People series, The Clouds.

Cloud People ● A Wild Feeling

Cloud People - "A Wild Feeling" - PATH2
01 Geese Honking
02 Delay Over Batsto
03 Scallion Pancake Dub
04 Mountains Of Dub

Further Data:

Catalog Number: PATH2
Formats: MP3 V0, MP3 320, FLAC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, ALAC, WAV, AIFF
Release: November 22, 2007
Total Time: 00:18:55
Photography: T. Charles
Design: Nice Looking Designs

$4 USD - Buy Digital from Bandcamp

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Order new CD album: At Work “Build It Up, Break It Down”

February 3, 2005

In 2005, this post was originally about how the first At Work album Build It Up, Break It Down was available on CD.

As of 2019, it still is, but now only available via Bandcamp in your choice of CD and/or full or high quality files.

Details below.

At Work • "Build It Up, Break It Down" • PATH1

"What is best in music is not to be found in the notes."
— Gustav Mahler

There is silence. And in between the silence, there is more silence. It's the sound of destruction and the feeling of what's left behind. It's the noise of creation and the peace of solitude. At Work is up to something, and if you want to know what it is, you'll listen. And if listening makes you feel somehow uneasy, than you are truly hearing. In turn, hearing allows for feeling; feeling allows for understanding. At Work wants you to go with him. He wants to disturb your peace, but he also wants to bring you home.

You can fall asleep to this and have nightmares, or you could run to this through dark woods, completely unafraid. I don't know what this music is. If death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic, At Work is the death, the thunder, and the picnic.

By Stephen Mejias for Bridges & Tunnels.

At Work ● Build It Up, Break It Down

At Work - "Build It Up, Break It Down" - PATH1
01 Auto-Start
02 Spider
03 Pin Bucket
04 Pour
05 Curve Pin
06 Darker Earlier
07 Panel
08 New Road
09 Rebar Cutter
10 Turn Buckles
11 Metro Commercial
12 Space Available
13 Falling Dirt
14 Plate Two
15 Sunburn
16 Off

Further Data:

Catalog Number: PATH1
Formats: 5" CD, MP3 V0, MP3 320, FLAC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, ALAC, WAV, AIFF
Released: February 3, 2005
Total Mastering: John Sellekaers at Metarc
Time: 01:01:58
Photography: T. Charles
Design: Nice Looking Designs

$7 USD - Buy CD & Digital from Bandcamp

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