Aftersilence : Soundscapes Retrospective 1996​-​2011

by Cloudland Blue Quartet

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CHRISTOPHER ELY
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CHRISTOPHER ELY This and all the tracks on a beautiful, mesmerising retrospective album. An impressive catalogue that deserves to be properly listened-to. Favorite track: Event One : The Way a Plane Crosses the Sky.
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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

For background on each piece, see the notes on individual tracks

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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, CBQ started making music in 1977 by spending hours creating drones using sellotape on the keys of his dad's old Bontempi Organ. He has been soundscaping ever since. The subsequent junk shop purchase of an old electric guitar & fuzzbox, followed by a 2nd hand Beatles songbook, led him into songwriting... ... more

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