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.
Cloud People ● Gone With The Wild
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
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.