In 2019, there are many artists who identify as Cloud People.
This is a problem for identifiability in the cloud, but the pattern reveals redeeming aspirations in these heavy times.
Awareness of this incarnation intrinsic to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey began in summer 2001, unwitting to any possible connections to the Chachapoyas of Peru.
Cloud People is the name for musical output by woodland wanderer Evan Wilder.
Evan Wilder is the earth-bound human from which these tales grow.
"There are powerful forces in the Pine Barrens. I call them Cloud People. Their music is easy to hear" - Evan Wilder
Cloud People offerings have ranged from live music performance; digital music releases The Clouds and related music videos; Hit Record field recordings; Wild & Shit series of video shorts; Long Shits field recordings video series; A Pine Barrens Take series of unsolicited remixes, photography of the pinelands, the motion picture Evan Wilder's Pine Barrens, and a Website where it is all chronicled.
Past glories include Evan Wilder getting invited to join artist, author, activist Tracey Moberly's epic Tweet-Me-Up! installation in The Tanks, Tate Modern for Undercurrent: Young Peoples Festival; performance at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade; a live 3am mainstage performance way out in the woods at Farrest Grove festival with friends all joining in.
Music collaborations and remix work has included Pablo Sandoz, Yung Coyote, BD1982, Øystein Jørgensen (Q) Ambient Fabric, Pop Will Eat Itself, Fairmont, Most Precious Blood, The Killing.
After 18 years, the future still holds more for Cloud People. More is set to appear at their own slow and steady woodland pace.