In the dark of winter, Cloud People looked northwards to the Arctic Circle and made contact with Ambient Fabric of Norway.
Prekestolen, courtesy of Øystein Jørgensen
Ambient Fabric's (Øystein Jørgensen) music is as monolithic as Prekestolen and as vast as the surrounding space above and below.
Ambient Fabric and Cloud People collaborated and brought light to a new version of Mountains of Dub, created amongst the starry New Jersey Pine Barrens and the Norwegian Aurora Borealis-lit peaks and fjords.
Cloud People have been going on and on about the remix for Pablo Sandoz. Their summer months have been occupied at the instruments and controls, making synths echo and making conga & djembe beats in the pines. It's so important to them, they've temporarily put off finishing their next release, Even Wilder, for now.
According to them, "the Sound of Quicksilver is streaming through the pines, filtering through the cedar swamps and mossy ground coverings, in the hopes to somehow absorb and carry the intrinsic powers of North American grounds to wave riders and watchers far and wide.
"In the process, integrations of the powers (or whatever they may be) brought forth by this minstrel from beyond dreamtime occur throughout the New Jersey Pine Barrens, stretching the tightly knit fabric of local and non-local imaginary realities".
There was more, but you get it. It's difficult enough to understand them through their vocoders, let alone know for sure what all this means.
The mixes should start appearing at the end of August, and so far they sound sublime.
Heavy drum programming and a dislocated, dissonant funk contrast this version to the original.
A: grV, the double album containing "At Work's Smart Shopper Remix" of "Sprong", has been generously made available exclusively through Sub-Arkt, and the link for the compressed file containing the album is here is still available (checked as of 2019). It's a steal.
If you prefer Bandcamp, you can get all of Sub-Arkt's releases there and give him a few dollars. Re-Structured is there, and that also contains the "At Work's Smart Shopper Remix" of "Sprong".
Sub-Arkt, of Louisiana, has in turn done some smashingly deconstructive remixes for At Work, and the highly-anticipated results will be made available later in 2008 on Batona.