Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Crispycat Recordings issue the work of musician, broadcaster and abstract artist, David Reilly.

This main page contains Cloudland Blue : A Diary, with daily entries since 5 March 2005 (scroll down for the latest entries).

The current missing, or "picture only" days count is 155

2022
18 April- 10 May (23)
- 17 June (12)
6 July - 5 September (62)

2023
20 September - 15 October (26)
18 October - 19 November (33)

Missing days will be updated "shortly"!

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Upcoming Live Dates...

Upcoming Live Dates

46 years after creating his first soundscape, "The Drone Effect" back in December 1977, Cloudland Blue Quartet has finally made the first of two live soundscape performances...

Still to come is Newcastle in January 2024, where CBQ will headline TQLive...

Thursday 18 January
TQLive
The Globe
11 Railway Street
Newcastle
NE4 7AD
Doors at 7pm


On 4th November 2023, preceded by a 40 minute improv, the new CBQ album "Live Suite 2023/24" was performed live in its entirety instore at FOPP, 42 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh,  EH2 4RT...


The suite, released on Bandcamp on 3 November 2023, available here, is 40 minutes long and contains elements of these 27 CBQ albums, recorded between 2016 and 2023, a couple of which are still to be released, plus a few other items for good measure...


The download contains a further five and a half hours of related material...

In addition, CBQ’s band, Capital Models, will perform two hours of material from the back catalogues of David Bowie, Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground, Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music and Brian Eno in early 2024

Grey Horse Inn
20 Main St
Balerno
EH14 7EH
Date : TBC


Tracks from these albums are in rehearsal...

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

That's a big plane...

Playlist
Capital Models - 2023-12-03
Various Composers - The French Avant-Garde in the 20th Century
Brian Eno - Before and After Science
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets
Various Composers - The Avantgarde Series (DG)

Up late again and even more analysis...


...under ominous skies...


...and bluriness..


...and over blue USB lighting...


Fried eggs on toast for breakfast...



...before a trip down the hill for stamps, cards, money transferring duties etc etc...

Charity shop visits produced zero acquisitions...

Then, a drive to the Garden Centre at Mortonhall, Anne hoping to find a further present for Jane, beyond what she already has lined up...

Heavy rain and sunlight produced a good rainbow...


Plenty of Xmas stuff (and plenty expensive too) but nothing took the difficult to please fancy of the Exec Producer...


Onwards to Penicuik, hoping for lunch at the Navaar House Hotel but, despite it being deserted, we were advised it was fully booked...

Back towards town and to Dolly's in Roslin for a ciabatta and coffee...


We spotted one of nephew Ali's trucks parked in the village and I messaged him as to when he might finally appear to fix our kitchen piping/taps...


The EP was pleased that I got a reply - Ali advised he will visit at the weekend...

We will see...

To B&Q on the way home and a Xmas Tree bought - six times as tall as the one which has been gracing our Xmases for a very long time indeed...


As I returned to my analysis, Anne put the thing together...


..and it was soon "looking a lot like Xmas" at Crispycat Towers...



The Santa we bought o top it off was eventually displayed instead on the mantlepiece...


This, the final scene...


Two films watched this afternoon/evening, post my falling asleep during a Miles Jupp stand up performance...

"Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose" was strange but good (just looked it up and it's based on a true story!), while "The Out-Laws" was very funny indeed - including the line "That's a big plane!" (you had to be there)...

Tasty lamb mince, potatoes, peas and carrots for tea...


More analysis, concluded this evening and then to downloading missing items from the DG Avantgarde Box Set, including two missing discs of Stockhausen's "music" which his estate refuses to allow DG to reissue...

Lights out at half past midnight...

Highlight of the Day : "That's a big plane!" and the new tree...  And the mince...

Today's New Music:-

Monday, December 04, 2023

Analysis can bolster hope for the future...

Playlist
Capital Models - 2023-12-03
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Here He Comes
Up late...


...and most of the day spent analysing the rehearsal yesterday and making notes to provide suggestions to each member, including me, something I've never done before but I hope this will bear fruit...

Picked up a present for Anne at M&S and then joined her in Sainsbury to assist with the weekly shop, given her leg scenario which is little better form Saturday night...

We took the stick with "Foundation" on it round to Lynn's, where coffee, biscuits and chat were enjoyed...


My two oldest remaining lady chums...


Back home, shopping decanted...


...and a superb tea cooked by Annie Milannie...


Prawn and Chorizo Tagliatelle with Creme Fraiche...


In the evening, more analysis and "Mastermind" and "University Challenge" (another bad week, just 55 points tonight)...

That was about it I think...

Also today, went a wee bit wild with the old Avant Garde re downloads, spurred on by someone playing the DG box set of their releases from 1968-1971, many of which I have but I "need" to get the whole lot...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day: Analysing...

Today's New Music:-

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Go Demerzel...

Playlist
The Bad Plus - The Bad Plus
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Expanded & Remastered Original Album Mix)
Steve Howe Trio - The Haunted Melody
State Azure - Modular Works I
Capital Models - 2023-11-19
Capital Models - 2023-12-03
State Azure - Lagrange Point (Single)
Ndox Electrique - T√ędd ak Mame Coumba Lamba ak Mame Coumba Mbang
Haken - Fauna
Ceramic Dog - Connection

Up early...


Listening to The Bad Plus and King Crimson...


...and buying Isaac Hayes and slippers...

A day of musicking...

Taking down the set up used for home rehearsals and transporting to Roslin, via Paul's place - the road to which was annoyingly busy, making us around 15 mins late for the proposed 11 o'clock start...



Soon, we were ready to go...

Paul...


John W...


John B...


Keith...


...and the belly of the Beast...


A good session...

Running through, once again, all 39 songs re the proposed 2 hour or so Roxy/Eno/Velvets/Bowie set...

Amazing how far we've come in just four sessions since John B joined the group...


Packed up and a long journey home via Paul's, again, traffic being a complete pain...

Cake delivered to Anne, enjoyed post a lovely Salmon Wellington, chips 'n' peas tea...


Then to editing and sending out the session to the boys...

Tomorrow, I will analyse for possible changes and improvements...

Later, the final two episodes of "Foundation"...

Very enjoyable indeed - Go Demerzel!!

Highlight of the Day : Rehearsing...

Today's New Music:-