Aftersilence​:​Soundscapes

by Cloudland Blue Quartet

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Early 02:50
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Beethoven 02:46
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Reinhardt 03:00
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Rolf's Party 02:51
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Ampersand 02:52
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Sonnenschein 03:00
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On the Sands 02:47
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Getting 02:53
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Crashed 02:15
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Sospiri I 02:55
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Nimrod 02:57
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about

"From pure sensation to the intuition of beauty, from pleasure and pain to love and the mystical ecstasy and death — all the things that are fundamental, all the things that, to the human spirit, are most profoundly significant, can only be experienced, not expressed.

The rest is always and everywhere silence. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

When the inexpressible had to be expressed, Shakespeare laid down his pen and called for music. And if the music should also fail?

Well, there was always silence to fall back on. For always, always and everywhere, the rest is silence."

Aldous Huxley "The Rest is Silence"
from "Music at Night", 1931

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released May 7, 2011

Compiled and Remastered
April, May 2011

Produced by David Reilly
For Crispycat Recordings

Executive Producer : Anne Reilly

©1996-2011 David Reilly (p) 2011 Crispycat Recordings

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Cloudland Blue Quartet Edinburgh, UK

Initially influenced by Fripp & Eno's "No Pussyfooting" and The Velvet Underground's debut, David Reilly, aka Cloudland Blue Quartet, started musicking in 1977, creating drones by using sellotape on the keys of his dad's Bontempi Organ. The subsequent junk shop purchase of an old electric guitar & fuzzbox, followed by the acquisition of a 2nd hand Beatles songbook, led him into songwriting... ... more

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