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